Instance Method

openFile(_:withApplication:andDeactivate:)

Opens the specified file and optionally deactivates the sending app.

Declaration

func openFile(_ fullPath: String, withApplication appName: String?, andDeactivate flag: Bool) -> Bool

Parameters

fullPath

The full path to the file.

appName

The name of the app to use when opening the file.

flag

If YES, the sending app is deactivated before the request is sent, allowing the opening app to become the active app.

Return Value

true if the file was successfully opened; otherwise, false.

Discussion

The appName parameter need not be specified with a full path and, in the case of an app wrapper, may be specified with or without the .app extension, as described in Use of .app Extension. If appName is nil, the default app for the file’s type is used.

It is safe to call this method from any thread in your app in macOS 10.6 and later.

See Also

Methods

func openFile(String) -> Bool

Opens the specified file specified using the default app associated with its type.

Deprecated
func openFile(String, withApplication: String?) -> Bool

Opens a file using the specified app.

Deprecated
func openFile(String, from: NSImage?, at: NSPoint, in: NSView?) -> Bool

Opens a file using the default app for its type and animates the action using a custom icon.

Deprecated
func launchApplication(String) -> Bool

Launches the specified app.

Deprecated
func launchApplication(String, showIcon: Bool, autolaunch: Bool) -> Bool

Launches the specified app using additional options.

Deprecated
func fullPath(forApplication: String) -> String?

Returns the full path for the specified app.

Deprecated
func absolutePathForApplication(withBundleIdentifier: String) -> String?

Returns the absolute file system path of an app bundle.

Deprecated
func mountedRemovableMedia() -> [Any]?

Returns the full pathnames of all currently mounted removable disks.

Deprecated
func mountedLocalVolumePaths() -> [Any]?

Returns the mount points of all local volumes, not just the removable ones returned by mountedRemovableMedia().

Deprecated
func activeApplication() -> [AnyHashable : Any]?

Returns a dictionary with information about the current active app.

Deprecated