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Quartz Composer Plugin
SpotlightSearch A Quartz Composer plug-in that searches for files of a
given type matching a Spotlight query. The file type is
expressed as Uniform Type Identifier e.g.
Sample Requirements The plugin was created using the Xcode editor running
under Mac OS X 10.6.x or later.
About the sample An advanced Quartz Composer plug-in that performs a
Spotlight search on a background thread for files
matching a query and an optional UTI type.
Using the Sample Open the project using the Xcode editor which can be found
in /Developer/Applications. From the main menu,
choose "Project", set "Active Configuration" to "Release",
and "Active Target" to "Build & Copy". These settings are
also available from the top left corner of the 'Overview'
pull-down window. Build the project. Once the build has
completed successfully, the plug-in can be used as a
regular QC patch in the Quartz Composer editor (also
installed under /Developer/Applications), by selecting it
from the Library - Plugin panel.
This plug-in requires the file types to be searched and
the search query in the input ports. The output port
"Searching" returns TRUE if the search is still going
on, and returns FALSE when the search is done. A
structure of the matched images is returned in the
output port "Results".
Changes from Previous Versions n/a
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