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Address Book C Framework Reference for Mac

Introduction

Utilities   Opaque Types   Other Reference  

The Address Book is a centralized database for contact and other personal information for people. Applications that support the Address Book framework share this contact information with other applications, include Apple’s Mail and iChat. Both Carbon and Cocoa applications can access it.

Utilities

Address Book Utilities

Describes the C functions that support the Carbon API for Address Book.

Opaque Types

ABAddressBook

Describes the opaque type for accessing, adding, and removing Address Book records.

ABGroup

Describes the opaque type used to group Address Book records.

ABMultiValue

Describes the opaque type for accessing Address Book properties with multiple values.

ABMutableMultiValue

Describes the opaque type for accessing Address Book properties with multiple values.

ABPerson

Describes the opaque type that encapsulates information about a person in Address Book.

ABPicker

Describes the ABPicker opaque type.

ABRecord

Describes the opaque type that represents a generic Address Book record.

ABSearchElement

Describes the opaque type for specifying a query to search for Address Book records.

Other Reference

Address Book Actions Reference