[futurebasic] Re: [FB] FSSpecs vs FSRefs

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From: Brian Stevens <bstevens33@...>
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2008 11:35:59 -0700
On Jan 26, 2008, at 11:39 PM, Joe Lertola wrote:

> Wow, I learned a lot about using FSRefs today. Until now I only  
> used FSRefs when example code that I was cribbing used them. Now I  
> know how to:
>
> use Files$ and Open with FSrefs
> scan all files in a folder
> get FSref of the documents folder
> get FSref of the application's folder
> get the file name from an FSref
> get a CFURLRef for the applications folder
> launch a web browser and open a url
>
> Thanks Brian and Ken.


Joe,

There is a set of Navigation Services Utilities that encapsulate  
tasks like getting/setting options and providing separate calls for  
folders, creating/getting etc. that a programmers needs. Bernie  
published these at one time and I would recommend taking a peek. I  
don't remember if Bernie made these things public. Maybe he will  
chime in and let us know


Brian S.