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#target bridge problem

Engaged ,
Jan 17, 2022 Jan 17, 2022

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Hello,

 

I have a problem with a javascript (extendscript) I wrote for AI, PS, ID and IC. See https://www.behance.net/gallery/134777275/Javascript-for-AI-PS-and-ID-restore-files-from-CClib

 

To get it run in Bridge as well I added "target bridge". AI and PS will ignore this line, but ID and IC will start the Bridge instead to run it in ID or IC.

I created two versions: one for AI, PS, ID and IC (without #target) and one for Bridge (with #target).

But I think, that can't be the best solution, can it?

 

If there no #if #else like in C++ to check which #target is the right one?

 

– j.

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Jan 17, 2022 Jan 17, 2022

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How are you loading and invoking this script?

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Engaged ,
Jan 17, 2022 Jan 17, 2022

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Just a simple example

#target bridge
alert("Hello world!");

I start the .jsx file by double click in adobe bridge (A), 

I get the warning (B) and than I see the jsx running (C).

(Screenshot from a other project.)

A127-2D-JS-BR-screen1.png

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Jan 17, 2022 Jan 17, 2022

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Don't do that.

You can load your script in the Bridge Startup Scripts folder or one of the Adobe folders that all CC apps look in.

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Engaged ,
Jan 18, 2022 Jan 18, 2022

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Your answer is not very helpful, because the reasoning is missing.


In "Adobe Bridge 2021 Javascript Guide" it says that you can also start a JSX from the Bridge Browser, as I did. See screenshot.

 

From what I have learned, Bridge, Photoshop and Illustrator do not have a fixed folder for javascripts. InDesign and InCopy do.

 

My problem is not starting a JSX but how to program it to run the same javascript in Bridge, InCopy, InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. The problem is the command "#target", which can either be bypassed via a #if #else depending on the app or there should be another way to make a JSX run in Bridge as well. 

I have already written two JSX that run in four of the five apps (see https://www.behance.net/jensulkriebel), only for Bridge I need a separate version because of one line. That is not purposeful.

– j.

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Jan 18, 2022 Jan 18, 2022

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In the meantime, I have found a solution, but it requires two JSX files:

1. the JSX file that can be executed in AI, IC, ID and PS. I call it "mainScript.jsx".
2. a JSX file that only runs in Bridget and loads and starts the first JSX file. I call this second file "Launcher4Bridge.jsx".

 

Javascript of mainScript.jsx

// this is the main script
// it can be launched in AI, IC, ID and PS
function fMainScript() {
	alert(app.name + " show the ticks " + Date.now());
}
if (app.name != "bridge") { fMainScript(); } // call the main script

 

Javascript of Launcher4Bridge.jsx

#target bridge
#include "mainScript.jsx"
try {
	fMainScript(); // launch main script
}
catch(e) {alert("the script 'mainScript.jsx' was not found."); }

 

However, I would prefer a solution that only needs a JSX file.

– j.

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Engaged ,
Jan 18, 2022 Jan 18, 2022

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And there is a new problem:
#include, when inside try { }, is not caught.
Launcher4Bridge.jsx aborts with an error message if the file mainScript.jsx is not found.

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Jan 18, 2022 Jan 18, 2022

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I have found a solution without #include. You can find the explanation and the download on my German web page: http://www.computergrafik-know-how.de/javascript-auch-in-adobe-bridge-2022-ausfuehren/

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