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    Jan 04, 2011
    Wait in applescript.
    I am trying to make a simple AppleScript application in Xcode. I want it to set the computer to sleep after 30 minutes. My code looks like this:

    script musicAppDelegate
    property parent : class "NSObject"

    on applicationWillFinishLaunching_(aNotification)
    -- Insert code here to initialize your application before any files are opened

    tell the application "Finder" to sleep

    end applicationWillFinishLaunching_

    on applicationShouldTerminate_(sender)
    -- Insert code here to do any housekeeping before your application quits
    return current application's NSTerminateNow
    end applicationShouldTerminate_

    end script
    It works, but how do i make the delay?


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    Mark FX's Avatar
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    Aug 13, 2011
    West Sussex, UK
    I beleive the Applescript delay command still works in ApplescriptObjC projects, like this.

    delay (30)  --delays code execution for thirty seconds
    Regards Mark

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    Oct 19, 2008
    The delay function's parameter is the number of seconds, not minutes. So, you'll want delay set to 1800.
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    Mark FX's Avatar
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    Aug 13, 2011
    West Sussex, UK
    vansmith is right, the delay setting is in seconds and not minutes, I read your posting wrong.

    The other alternative is to create your own timer with the NSTimer class, but that will be a bit more involved, so see how you get on with the delay command first.

    Regards Mark

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