Beginning Mac OS X Tiger Dashboard Widget Development by Fred TerryBeginning Mac OS X Tiger Dashboard Widget Development by Fred Terry

Beginning Mac OS X Tiger Dashboard Widget Development

byFred Terry

Paperback | June 30, 2006

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  • Aimed at the estimated 300,000 Mac OS X developers who are interested in customizing and creating widgets for their Dashboards, this timely book shows them how to tap into the power of Mac OS X Tiger to create and customize Dashboard widgets
  • The expert author uses program examples and exercises to illustrate the different ways to customize the Dashboard through widget development using simple authoring tools, Internet plug-ins, and text editors
  • Begins with a discussion of the Dashboard concept and configuration and progresses to coverage of advanced functionality
  • Covers tools, protecting code, configuration, properties, bundles, resources, extensions, and much more
Fred Terry has been involved in the computer industry since making a left-hand turn into it from Ph.D. work in medieval languages and literature. He has written a number of software manuals and articles and has worked as a systems and network administrator, web developer, programmer, and quality assurance engineer. In addition to his o...
Title:Beginning Mac OS X Tiger Dashboard Widget DevelopmentFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:318 pages, 9.2 × 7.3 × 0.7 inShipping dimensions:9.2 × 7.3 × 0.7 inPublished:June 30, 2006Publisher:John Wiley & SonsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0471778257

ISBN - 13:9780471778257


Table of Contents


Part I: An Introduction to Widgets.

Chapter 1: Tiger, Dashboard, and Widgets.

Chapter 2: The Basics of Widgetry.

Chapter 3: Widget Development Environment.

Chapter 4: Creating a Widget.

Chapter 5: Debugging and Testing.

Part II: Providing User Interaction.

Chapter 6: Giving a Widget Preferences.

Chapter 7: Widget Events.

Chapter 8: Adding to the Widget Interface.

Chapter 9: Adding Cut, Copy, and Paste to Your Widget.

Chapter 10: Adding Drag and Drop to the Widget.

Chapter 11: Access Keys.

Chapter 12: Using Plugins and Applets.

Part III: Example Widgets.

Chapter 13: Easy Envelopes.

Chapter 14: SecureCopy Widget.

Chapter 15: Amazon Album Art.

Chapter 16: Timbuktu Quick Connect.

Chapter 17: iPhoto Mini.

Chapter 19: More Widgets.

Appendix A: Answers to Exercises.

Appendix B: Additional Dashboard Programming Information.

Appendix C: Widget Distribution.