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kAIOpenDocumentAction error

Oct 19, 2011 1:51 PM

AIActionManager is popping a dialog when I run my code.  It says, "The object 'Open' is not currently available"

Does that mean that the path I am supplying to the file I want to open is bad or does it mean that this Action "OpenDocument" is not available?

In my default actions list, it is not listed, but I am including "AIActionManager.h" and it is defined there.


Running CS5, but using CS4 SDK and building code for CS4. (In XCode on a Mac).


Here is a code snippet I am using:


ASErr result = NULL;

AIActionParamValueRef fActionParamValueRef = NULL;

result = sAIActionManager->AIActionSetStringUS(fActionParamValueRef, kAIOpenDocumentNameKey,                                                             ai::UnicodeString("/Volumes/volumename/subfolder/"));

result = sAIActionManager->AIActionSetInteger(fActionParamValueRef, kAIOpenDocumentColorModelKey, kDocCMYKColor);

result = sAIActionManager->PlayActionEvent(kAIOpenDocumentAction, kDialogOff, fActionParamValueRef);




  • Currently Being Moderated
    Oct 19, 2011 2:19 PM   in reply to RogerWillCode

    Some action events require the AIActionParamValueRef to be non-NULL.  The kAIOpenDocumentAction is one of them.


    Simply calling:




    before fActionParamValueRef is used will fix your problem.

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