Type Alias

AppleEvent

A descriptor whose data is a list of descriptors containing both attributes and parameters that make up an Apple event.

Declaration

typedef AERecord AppleEvent;

Discussion

The Apple event data type describes a full-fledged Apple event. Like the data for an Apple event record (data type AERecord), the data for an Apple event consists of a list of keyword-specified descriptors. Unlike an Apple event record, the data for an Apple event is conceptually divided into two parts, one for attributes and one for parameters. This division within the Apple event allows the Apple Event Manager to distinguish between an event’s attributes and its parameters.

For additional information on the structure of an Apple event and on how to build one, see Building an Apple Event in Apple Events Programming Guide.

Many functions work with Apple events, including the functions described in Apple Event Manager, Apple Event Manager, Creating an Apple Event, and Sending an Apple Event.