Instance Method

launchApplication(withBundleIdentifier:options:additionalEventParamDescriptor:launchIdentifier:)

Launches the app corresponding to the specified bundleIdentifier.

Declaration

func launchApplication(withBundleIdentifier bundleIdentifier: String, options: NSWorkspaceLaunchOptions = [], additionalEventParamDescriptor descriptor: NSAppleEventDescriptor?, launchIdentifier identifier: AutoreleasingUnsafeMutablePointer<NSNumber?>?) -> Bool

Parameters

bundleIdentifier

A bundle identifier string. This value corresponds to the value in the CFBundleIdentifier key of the app’s Info.plist file. For example, the bundle identifier of the TextEdit app is com.apple.TextEdit.

options

Options to use when launching the app. Values for this parameter are described in NSWorkspaceLaunchOptions.

descriptor

Additional options specified in an AppleEvent-style descriptor. For example, you could use this parameter to specify additional documents to open when the app is launched.

identifier

The launchIdentifiers are currently unused, and you should pass NULL.

Return Value

true if the app was found and launched; otherwise, false.

Discussion

It is safe to call this method from any thread of your app.