3. MacOS Toolbox Modules

There are a set of modules that provide interfaces to various MacOS toolboxes. If applicable the module will define a number of Python objects for the various structures declared by the toolbox, and operations will be implemented as methods of the object. Other operations will be implemented as functions in the module. Not all operations possible in C will also be possible in Python (callbacks are often a problem), and parameters will occasionally be different in Python (input and output buffers, especially). All methods and functions have a __doc__ string describing their arguments and return values, and for additional description you are referred to Inside Macintosh or similar works.

Warning! These modules are not yet documented. If you wish to contribute documentation of any of these modules, please get in touch with python-docs@python.org.

AE Interface to the Apple Events toolbox
Cm Interface to the Component Manager
Ctl Interface to the Control Manager
Dlg Interface to the Dialog Manager
Evt Interface to the Event Manager
Fm Interface to the Font Manager
List Interface to the List Manager
Menu Interface to the Menu Manager
Qd Interface to the QuickDraw toolbox
Qt Interface to the QuickTime toolbox
Res Interface to the Resource Manager and Handles
Scrap The Scrap Manager provides basic services for implementing cut paste and clipboard operations.
Snd Interface to the Sound Manager
TE Interface to TextEdit
waste Interface to the ``WorldScript-Aware Styled Text Engine.''
Win Interface to the Window Manager
ColorPicker Interface to the standard color selection dialog.

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