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opening files from the Finder
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: opening files from the Finder
- From: djskrien@COLBY.EDU (Dale Skrien)
- Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1992 11:38:19 +0000
I have created a stand-alone application using MCL 2.0 final.
Using the code supplied with the Binhex sample application, I figured out
how to use the function finder-parameters so that when the user
double-clicks on a file created by my app, the finder automatically starts
up my app and calls my function load-clicked-files, which loads the
clicked-on file (I want my app to _load_ the file, which contains lisp
code, rather than _display_ the contents of a file in a new fred window).
This all works fine.
However, if my app is already running and the user double-clicks on
one of its files in the Finder, a new fred window is created and the
contents of the clicked-on file are displayed in it. This is not what I
want. When the user double-clicks on a file owned by my app, I would
_like_ for my function load-clicked-files to be executed, just as occurs
Can someone tell me how to do this?
By the way, this problem only seems to occur under System 7 (on a
Mac IIcx or Quadra). When I run my app under System 6.0.8 (on a Mac IIcx)
and then double-click on a file in the Finder, I get a message saying you
have to open the file from within the application. If this message occured
all the time, then I would have no problem. So an alternate solution to my
problem would be getting this message to always appear when this situation
Dale J. Skrien email@example.com
Dept. of Mathematics & Computer Science 207-872-3256
Colby College, Waterville ME 04901