Scripting Tools is a plugin for 4th Dimension that allows you to integrate your 4D application with any scriptable application.
It can start and stop applications, just by specifying the application’s creator type, open or print documents, execute AppleScripts, send “Do Script” events to other applications like FileMaker Pro and execute VBA scripts in MS Word.
It even allows your own 4D application to become scriptable so you can automate it from other applications that support AppleScript.
On Mac OS X you get access to the command line prompt, so you can execute command line tools or shell scripts.
Here is a list of the commands available in scripting tools:
- ST Launch Application
- ST Find Application
- ST Set Front Application
- ST Is Application Running
- ST Quit Application
- ST Open Document
- ST Print Document
- ST Set Time Out
- ST Do AppleScript
- ST Do Script
- ST Do Word Visual Basic
- ST Do Shell Command
- ST Install Do Script Handler
Scripting Tools is available for Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X. 4th Dimension version 6.7 or higher is required. Scripting Tools is compatible with 4D v11 SQL.
Licensing & Pricing
Scripting Tools has a very simple licensing scheme. The price is € 200 per developer and comes with a no-hassle license. This means you can distribute it freely with your application.
Click on the following link to download a demo version of Scripting Tools.
Scripting Tools 1.1.2 for Macintosh