Introduction to Scripting Bridge Programming Guide for Cocoa

Introduced in OS X v10.5, Scripting Bridge is a framework and a technology that makes it much easier for Cocoa developers to control and communicate with scriptable applications. Instead of incorporating AppleScript scripts in your application or dealing with the complexities of sending and handling Apple events, you can simply send Objective-C messages to an object that represents an application with a scripting interface. Your Cocoa application can do anything an AppleScript script can, but it does so in Objective-C code that is integrated with the rest of your project’s code.

The current version of Scripting Bridge has some limitations that are described in “About Scripting Bridge.”

Organization of This Document

This guide has the following chapters:

See Also

The following documents cover concepts and technologies related to Scripting Bridge: