7 Replies Latest reply on Mar 17, 2011 11:18 AM by Harbs.

    Standalone application for mac like with .net VB

    mmargeta

      Is there a way to build a standalone application on Mac OS X that will do the scripting of InDesign like it can be produced on Windows with .Net Visual Basic? Can anyone give me a few hints to create "Hello world". I'm just looking for a simple tutorial with few steps that will describe the creation of simple form with a button that can do something to InDesign and get some values from InDesign just like with .Net VB can be done.

       

      I have rich developed application written in .Net VB as a part of my editorial system (scripting support from InDesign in few examples showed how to do it) and I would like to have the same on Mac. Here are few requirements what this application have to do:

      - to be a standalone application runing on Mac OS X

      - have GUI with standard elements... grid, buttons

      - can get values from inDesign and from InDesign's active document

      - can perform any task to InDesign and get the result

       

      I have macbook for few years and I now about applescript on mac but don't know how to produce it in the way that can be done like with .Net VB.

       

      Thanks for any kind of guide...

       

      Regards,

      Marko