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Demonstration of how to use an AppleScript Bundle to enable access to NSScreen in AppleScriptObjC
Copy and paste this script into a new document in AppleScript Editor.
When saving, select "Script Bundle" as File Type.
Save the file to: "~/Library/Script Libraries/Access NSScreen.scptd"
Note: you may need to create the directory: "~/Library/Script Libraries"
Note: while this gist has the file ending "scpt", by selecting the
"Script Bundle" file type, the file extension "scptd" should be added.
Now, in the document's toolbar in AppleScript Editor click "Bundle Contents"
and select "Applescript/Objective-C Library" checkbox
Click "Compile" and save again.
Now, you can try out the next file ("demo Access NSScreen.scpt") to get the size
and layout of your displays.
use framework "AppKit"
on getScreenLayout()
set output to {}
repeat with curScreen in current application's NSScreen's screens()
set theFrame to curScreen's frame()
set thisDisplay to {width:width of |size| of theFrame, height:height of |size| of theFrame, originX:x of origin of theFrame, originY:y of origin of theFrame}
copy thisDisplay to the end of the output
end repeat
return output
end getScreenLayout
use theLib : script "Access NSScreen"
use scripting additions
set theResult to theLib's getScreenLayout()
set theString to ""
set dispnum to 0
repeat with curDisplay in theResult
set theString to theString & "Display " & (dispnum as string) & return
set theString to theString & tab & "Size (width, height):" & tab & width of curDisplay & tab & height of curDisplay & return
set theString to theString & tab & "Origin (x, y):" & tab & tab & tab & originX of curDisplay & tab & originY of curDisplay & return
set dispnum to dispnum + 1
end repeat
display dialog theString
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