Owning Palette: Low Level Apple Events VIs
Requires: Base Development System (Mac OS X)
Creates a unique description of a file using its pathname and location on the network. You can use this description with the AESend VI when sending an Apple event that refers to a file.
|File's full pathname describes the file or folder. It includes any information about where the file or folder resides on the network.|
|Zone is the AppleTalk zone where the server machine resides. If you do not wire Server name, this parameter is unused.|
|Server name is the name of the machine where the file or folder resides.|
|alias kind describes the alias.
|Alias AESend descriptor is the AppleEvent descriptor string.|
|error describes any errors that occur. Refer to the Apple Event Error Codes for more information.|
An alias is a data structure used by the Mac OS X toolbox to describe file system objects (files, directories, and volumes). This data structure is not the same as the Finder alias file. A minimal alias contains a full pathname to the file and possibly the zone and server on which the file resides. A full alias contains more information, such as creation date, file type, and creator. (The complete description of the structure of an alias is confidential to Apple Computer.) Aliases are the most common way to specify a file system object as a parameter to an AppleEvent.