[texworks] Updating Scripting Api...

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Sat Jul 23 09:52:16 CEST 2011

Thanks Stefan,

On 23 July 2011 18:41, Stefan Löffler <st.loeffler at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 2011-07-23 08:07, Paul A Norman wrote:
>> TW.app.doResourcesDialog();
>> Very useful.
>> Does this have a corresponding button or Menu Item or anything in the
>> TeXworks interface itself?
> Yes, of course. It's "Help > Settings and Resources...".
>> ---------
>> TW.app.newFile();
>> If User set  write permissions are on, could this please be made to
>> return a document object to Script?
>> e,g,
>>            var     newTarget =    TW.app.newFile();
>>                 newTarget.insertText("hi");
> Done in r866. No need for write permission, really, as this is only
> created in memory (i.e., it's not saved) and can't overwrite any
> existing data.
>> --------
>> This can be set in Script, and when the last window is closed  Tw
>> remains as a process with no Application interface.
>>           TW.app.quitOnLastWindowClosed = false;
>> I am trying to work out what it is for?
> This is another property provided automatically by Qt and should not be
> changed by scripts (it falls under the "Don't use" category ;)). It is
> documented at
> http://doc.qt.nokia.com/4.7-snapshot/qapplication.html#quitOnLastWindowClosed-prop
> (not sure if this helps, though).
> Basically, as you wrote, it allows a program to remain running after the
> last window has been closed. This might be useful to write some kind of
> daemon/service that runs in the background automatically (though I'm not
> sure if this is the intended purpose), or if there is some other way to
> close the application. For example, on the Mac applications live on even
> without windows with a global menu bar (and in the Finder or whatever
> the taskbar-like thing is called). This (Mac) is also the only case this
> property is currently used in Tw.
> Stefan

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