Hi. I have an embarrassingly basic question here:
I’ve been able to easily put strings into existing text fields with setStringValue_(someString), but how do I evaluate the contents of an NSTextField object in, say, an if statement? I (think I) understand that the information in the field is not a typical AppleScript string but an NSString object, so I’m trying to force it into some other kind of string value, but after an embarrassing number of days of trying, I can’t figure it out.
The old AppleScript Studio line that I’m trying to update to AppleScriptObjC went like this:
if contents of text field "theField" of window "theWindow" is not "some text here" then ...
I’m trying approaches like this, based on the Cocoa documentation and the inheritance of NSTextField:
set someSimpleStringVar to theField's stringValue() if someSimpleStringVar is not "No name selected" then ...
…but they’re getting me nowhere. Now I can’t tell if it’s just bad code, incorrectly ‘hooked up’ IB elements or (most likely) some evil combination of both. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
(By the way, I did go through tutorials 1, 2 & 5 but for some reason I haven’t been able to apply what I learned to my current problem. Also, this is an attempt to update a functional, medium-sized hybrid AppleScript and Perl app that I wrote a couple of years ago. That is, it includes multiple ‘do shell script’ Perl calls, so this might be confusing if someone wants to look at the whole messy thing.)