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Version 1.2, 2010-07-20
Updated to support Mac OS X v10.6.
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Xcode 3.2 or later, Mac OS X 10.6.x or later
Mac OS X 10.5.x or later
This Dashboard widget uses a widget plug-in to find Address Book contacts with birthdays that occur in the current day, week, or month. The plug-in queries the public Address Book framework and returns matching names, birthdays, and Address Book identifiers. The latter allows construction of a URL which opens that person's entry in the Address Book application.
The sample includes the completed widget, an Xcode project for the plug-in, and a vCard containing test contacts with birthday data. Please see the Read Me for instructions on adding birthday data to your Address Book contacts, and installing a modified plug-in into the widget.