Making an App Come to the Foreground
The Macintosh portion of this code is implemented in AppleScript, and the Windows portion is implemented using
the PrcView* command line utility, and assumes that you have put the
pv.exe application in
the same directory as your standalone (i.e. the default "directory").
* PrcView is a command line utility developed by Igor Nys, and can be downloaded at http://www.prcview.com/. PrcView is free for personal use or to be distributed with freeware applications; for shareware or commercial use, please contact Igor. Licensing costs are very reasonable, and he is very willing to work with you to make it worth your while to use his application.function Activate pProcessName switch (the platform) case "MacOS" put "tell application" && q("Finder") && cr & \ "set the frontmost of application process" && q(pProcessName) && "to true" & cr & \ "return (the result)" & cr & \ "end tell" into tScript do tScript as AppleScript if the result is "execution error" then return "Process not found." break case "Win32" set the hideConsoleWindows to true put shell("pv -q") into tProcList if matchText(cr&tProcList&cr,"\n" & pProcessName & tab) is false then return "Process not found." else get shell("pv -a " & pProcessName) end if break end switch end Activate function q what return quote & what & quote end q
Posted 12/26/02 by Ken Ray