OSAXen Fixer for REALbasic is now available from Late Night Software, a source of AppleScript tools. REALbasic is the development environment from REAL Software.
OSAXen Fixer makes it possible for REALbasic applications to invoke AppleScript Scripting Additions directly (in other words, without using AppleScript) on Mac OS X systems. On classic Mac OS systems, it's possible to invoke a Scripting Addition by sending the addition's AppleEvent to yourself. It is also possible to invoke Scripting Additions in other applications by sending the addition's AppleEvent to any other process.
However, under Mac OS X the rules change dramatically, according to Lorin Rivers, product manager at REAL Software. It's still possible to invoke Scripting Additions within the current application with the aid of OSAXen Fixer. However, it's no longer possible to invoke Scripting Additions within other applications, he said.
You can download OSAXen Fixer 1.0 (a 17 k file) from the Late Night Web site.
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