Returns a filename extension that can be appended to a base filename, for a specified file type and kind of save operation.
- macOS 10.5+
The file type.
The kind of save operation.
The filename extension.
The default implementation of this method invokes
preferred on the shared workspace object if the type is a UTI or, if it is not, for backward binary compatibility with OS X v10.4 and earlier, invokes
file on the shared document controller and chooses the first filename extension in the returned array.
You can override this method to customize the appending of extensions to filenames by
NSDocument. Starting in OS X v10.5, it is invoked from only two places in AppKit:
autosavemethod uses this method when creating a new filename for the autosaved contents.
Document With Delegate: did Autosave Selector: context Info:
handlemethod uses this method when adding an extension to the filename specified by a script.
Save Script Command:
In all other cases, the name of any file being saved will have been fully specified by the user with the Save panel (whether they know it or not).