Send both computer shut down command and Quit my application

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  2. 9 months ago

    Lennox J

    13 Jan 2019 Jamaica. West Indies
    Edited 9 months ago

    Hi Kem,

    I just launched the AppleScript itself, I did not use it from any app.

    I saw this...

    defaults write org.x.X11 wm_auto_quit -bool true
    Automatically quit quartz-wm (thus shutting down the X11
    server) when the last window is closed.

    defaults write org.x.X11 wm_auto_quit_timeout -int 3
    Set the timeout for the auto-quit feature. If wm_auto_quit is
    true, quartz-wm will wait this many seconds before attempting
    to shutdown. If another window is created in that time,
    quartz-wm will not shutdown.

    Is it possible to code that in Xojo?



  3. Sagi G

    13 Jan 2019 Pre-Release Testers
    Edited 9 months ago

    Okay, so I was half an hour away from giving up with my super slow VirtualBox Mac testing machine but it finally work.
    For the record if anyone try this here are my findings:

    Write an AppleScript in my case:

    delay 5
    tell app "System Events" to shut down

    Save it as usual or export it to your project location for project management convenience.
    Name it whatever suits you, I named it SDSq.scpt
    Open the project
    Import/Drag the script onto the project Contents/Navigator.


    1. For some reason I can't add Quote in the App.Close so I had to move the code elsewhere, I used my existing timer for this
    2. FolderItem.ShellPath did not work only NativePath

    The code in the timer look like so:

    If Shutdown Then
      #if TargetMacOS Then
       Dim k As FolderItem = SpecialFolder.Resources.Child("SDSq.scpt")
        If k <> Nil and k.Exists Then
         cmd = "osascript """ + k.NativePath + Quote
        End If
      #Elseif TargetWindows Then
        cmd = "shutdown -s -t 15 -c ""Scheduled Shutdown starts in 15 seconds By By"""
    End If
    Me.Mode = 0

    In the App.Close event I ended up with this:

    If Shutdown Then
          dim sh as new Shell
          sh.Execute cmd
       #If TargetMacOS Then
          // Give it two seconds
          dim targetTicks as integer = Ticks + 120
          while Ticks < targetTicks
    End If

    Note: in case any other machine is logged on to the target machine you are trying to shut down, the script will never get carried out by itself, a confirmation dialog box pops out and nothing shall happen if no one confirms it.

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