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LaunchServicesApplicationForInfoMBS(type as string, creator as string, extension as string, role as Integer) as folderitem
Type Topic Plugin Version macOS Windows Linux Console & Web iOS
global method Launch Services MBS MacOSX Plugin 3.2 Yes No No Yes, macOS only No
Function: Return the application used to open items with particular data.
MsgBox LaunchServicesApplicationForInfoMBS("","R*ch","txt",-1).name
MsgBox LaunchServicesApplicationForInfoMBS("TEXT","","",-1).name
MsgBox LaunchServicesApplicationForInfoMBS("","","txt",-1).name
Consults the binding tables to return the application that would be used to open items with type, creator, and/or extension as provided if they were double-clicked in the Finder. This application will be the default for items like this if one has been set. If no application is known to LaunchServices suitable for opening such items, nil (kLSApplicationNotFoundErr) will be returned. Not all three input parameters can be "" at the same time nor can both output parameters be "" at the same time.

Constants you can use for the role parameter:
kLSRolesNone = 1no claim is made about support for this type/scheme
kLSRolesViewer= 2claim to be able to view this type/scheme
kLSRolesEditor= 4claim to be able to edit this type/scheme
kLSRolesAll = -1claim to do it all

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