A way to call an Illustrator File/Script from another script?

Participant ,
Jul 30, 2017 Jul 30, 2017

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If I have a script inside Illustrator's File/Script menu I would like to run from a script outside Illustrator.

The only code I found that might be related is:

app.executeMenuCommand("script name here?");

I'll take any examples in either VBscript or JavaScript. 

Thx,

Clutch

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Participant , Jul 31, 2017 Jul 31, 2017
Thx, I also think I found what I want using VBscript:objApp.DoJavaScriptFile "path to JS file"

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Jul 31, 2017 Jul 31, 2017

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You can use the execute method under the File object, Not executeMenuCommand.

var f = new File("YOUR SCRIPT FILE PATH HERE");

f.execute();

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Jul 31, 2017 Jul 31, 2017

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Thx, I also think I found what I want using VBscript:

objApp.DoJavaScriptFile "path to JS file"

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Explorer ,
Jan 11, 2021 Jan 11, 2021

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This doesn't work properly if the default application that the script is set to open in is anything but Illustrator (or whatever other Adobe app). I have my .jsx scripts set to open in Visual Studio Code by default when I click on them, which means doing

f.execute();

 will just do exactly that and not actually run the script, instead of executing them in Illustrator like desired.

 

I can't seem to find a way to force them to execute in Illustrator all the time.

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Jan 12, 2021 Jan 12, 2021

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