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Question: AppleScript for Message Received

I'm in the process of creating a simple automation program with a very simple tool. I got the execution done but not the trigger because it doesn't have the option to detect whether I received a message, but it does allow me to insert Apple Script for the trigger. Does anyone know how to write the code for testing if I received a message?

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Nov 26, 2017 8:47 PM in response to Chanerinne In response to Chanerinne

You need to:


1) wrap your code in a specific block that reacts to incoming messages


2) configure Messages.app to invoke your script for incoming messages


For the first, copy the entire following script and put your code in place where it says 'YOUR CODE HERE':



using terms from application "Messages"


on message receivedtheMessagefromtheBuddyfortheChat



-- YOUR CODE HERE


end message received


on received text invitationtheTextfromtheBuddyfortheChat


accepttheChat

end received text invitation


on received audio invitationtheTextfromtheBuddyfortheChat


accepttheChat

end received audio invitation


on received video invitationtheTextfromtheBuddyfortheChat


accepttheChat

end received video invitation


on received file transfer invitationtheFileTransfer


accepttheFileTransfer

end received file transfer invitation


on buddy authorization requestedtheRequest


accepttheRequest

end buddy authorization requested



# The following are unused but need to be defined to avoid an error


on message senttheMessagefortheChat


end message sent



on chat room message receivedtheMessagefromtheBuddyfortheChat


end chat room message received


on active chat message receivedtheMessage


end active chat message received


on addressed chat room message receivedtheMessagefromtheBuddyfortheChat


end addressed chat room message received


on addressed message receivedtheMessagefromtheBuddyfortheChat


end addressed message received


on av chat started


end av chat started


on av chat ended


end av chat ended


on login finishedfortheService


end login finished


on logout finishedfortheService


end logout finished


on buddy became availabletheBuddy


end buddy became available


on buddy became unavailabletheBuddy


end buddy became unavailable


on completed file transfer


end completed file transfer

end using terms from


The rest of the code is irrelevant for your needs, but is required to prevent Messages.app from choking on your script not knowing how to deal with events.


Next, save your script in ~/Library/Application Scripts/com.apple.iChat


It will now appear in Messages' preferences, under the 'AppleScript handler' option.


Now, for any event, Messages will invoke the appropriate handler in your script.

Nov 26, 2017 8:47 PM

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