Send Event (Mac OS)Sends an to another application, called the target application.Send Event ["<Target Application>"; "<Event Class>"; "<Event ID>", "<Document or Calculation or Script Text>"]Click Specify to display the “Send Event” Options dialog box, where you can set the following options.
• Send the <value> event with lets you choose between the following:
• open application tells FileMaker Pro to open an application. Click Specify Application to select the application.
• open document tells FileMaker Pro to open a document in the target application. You can also specify a calculated value or script.
• do script tells FileMaker Pro to perform a script in the language of the target application. Click Specify Application to select an application, and use Document to select the document to use with the target application. Or, select Script text and enter script text or type in the name of the script (make sure it is one that will be recognized by the target program).
• other displays the Specify event dialog box, where you can manually enter the Event class and Event ID.
• Select Calculation or click Specify to create a calculation that generates a value you want to send with the event.
• Bring Target Application to foreground activates the target application and displays it on the screen. Displaying the target application can slow down the performance of your script. If Bring Target Application to foreground is not selected, the event is performed in the background.
• Wait for event completion before continuing tells FileMaker Pro to wait until the event is finished before continuing. If you don't want to wait until the event is completed, deselect this option.
• Copy event result to the clipboard copies the resulting events data to the Clipboard, from which it can later be retrieved. This option is disabled if Bring Target Application to foreground is selected.
• Click Specify Application to display a dialog box where you can select the target application.
FileMaker Pro 6.0 or earlier
• When FileMaker Pro sends an Apple event, it sends text (not compiled) data. You must know what information the target application expects to receive with an event.