Instance Method

openFile:withApplication:andDeactivate:

Opens the specified file and optionally deactivates the sending app.

Declaration

- (BOOL)openFile:(NSString *)fullPath withApplication:(NSString *)appName andDeactivate:(BOOL)flag;

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

YES if the file was successfully opened; otherwise, NO.

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

- openFile:

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

Deprecated
- openFile:withApplication:

Opens a file using the specified app.

Deprecated
- openFile:fromImage:at:inView:

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

Deprecated
- launchApplication:

Launches the specified app.

Deprecated
- launchApplication:showIcon:autolaunch:

Launches the specified app using additional options.

Deprecated
- launchApplicationAtURL:options:configuration:error:

Launches the app at the specified URL.

Deprecated
- performFileOperation:source:destination:files:tag:

Performs a file operation on a set of files in a particular directory.

Deprecated
- fullPathForApplication:

Returns the full path for the specified app.

Deprecated
- absolutePathForAppBundleWithIdentifier:

Returns the absolute file system path of an app bundle.

Deprecated
- launchAppWithBundleIdentifier:options:additionalEventParamDescriptor:launchIdentifier:

Launches the app corresponding to the specified bundleIdentifier.

Deprecated
- openTempFile:

Opens the specified temporary file using the default app for its type.

Deprecated
- findApplications

Examines all apps and updates the records of registered services and file types.

Deprecated
- noteUserDefaultsChanged

Informs the NSWorkspace object that the defaults database has changed.

Deprecated
- slideImage:from:to:

Animates a sliding image from one point to another.

Deprecated
- checkForRemovableMedia

Polls the system’s drives for any disks that have been inserted but not yet mounted.

Deprecated
- noteFileSystemChanged

Informs the NSWorkspace object that the file system has changed.

Deprecated
- fileSystemChanged

Returns a Boolean value indicating whether a change to the file system has been registered with a noteFileSystemChanged message since the last fileSystemChanged message.

Deprecated
- userDefaultsChanged

Returns a Boolean value indicating whether a change to the defaults database has been registered with a noteUserDefaultsChanged message since the last userDefaultsChanged message.

Deprecated
- mountNewRemovableMedia

Returns the full pathnames of any newly mounted disks.

Deprecated
- mountedRemovableMedia

Returns the full pathnames of all currently mounted removable disks.

Deprecated
- mountedLocalVolumePaths

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

Deprecated
- activeApplication

Returns a dictionary with information about the current active app.

Deprecated
- launchedApplications

Returns an array of dictionaries, one entry for each running app.

Deprecated