Type Alias

AEDescList

A descriptor whose data consists of a list of one or more descriptors.

Declaration

typedef AEDesc AEDescList;

Discussion

A descriptor list is identical to a descriptor of data type AEDesc —the only difference is that the data in a descriptor list must always consist of a list of other descriptors.

Descriptor lists are a key building block of Apple events. Many Apple Event Manager functions take or return lists of descriptors in descriptor lists. For example, see the functions described in Counting the Items in Descriptor Lists and Getting Items From Descriptor Lists.

The format of the data in the dataHandle of the descriptor is private. You can only operate on the contained elements with Apple Event Manager functions, including those described in Counting the Items in Descriptor Lists and Getting Items From Descriptor Lists.