|Availabile||3.0 – present|
The ApplictionScripting framework can be located in the conventional location /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/, or mounted to the folder /var/debug_mount/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/ which the device can supposedly use as well.
This framework is not used anywhere in the SDK. It should be used only for Apple's internal testing.
ApplicationScripting can support a self-hosted scripting server/client. The server only needs to call ASInitialize() on start, and ASDestroy() on exit.
The client can request script to be evaluated on the server by the ASSendScriptingEventWithClassAndArguments, e.g.
// print the UI hierarchy. NSLog(@"%@", ASSendScriptingEventWithClassAndArguments(@"ASUIHierarchy", [NSArray array], NO));
Scripts can also be run with the kGSEventProcessScript event. This event will be sent to the target application's -[UIApplication _processScriptEvent:] method, then call the ASProcessScriptEvent function, and finally report the result to the ApplicationScripting server.