Introduction to Dashboard Reference

This document contains reference material for creating Dashboard widgets. It documents the JavaScript objects available to widgets and the interfaces used to configure and extend the behavior of a widget. It also covers the Objective-C interface used to create widget plug-ins.

Who Should Read This Document?

Dashboard Reference is for any widget creator looking for detailed information about the various interfaces available to widgets.

Organization of This Document

This document contains the following chapters:

See Also

For an introduction to Dashboard widgets, see “Widget Basics” in Dashboard Programming Topics. Read the other articles in Dashboard Programming Topics for information on the various technologies available to widget developers. To learn how to use Dashcode to create widgets, see Dashcode User Guide.

For more information on the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript capabilities found in WebKit, the technology behind Dashboard widgets, consult: