API Notes: HIServers subframework of the ApplicationServices framework


An introduction to PyObjC describes the general method for translating Objective-C calls into Python calls, including the handling of pass-by-reference arguments and buffers.

This document describes where the PyObjC bindings for this framework are different from the general rule, such as mentioning APIs that are not supported or where the interface is different than expected.

Apple documentation

The full API is described in Apple’s documentation, both the C and Objective-C APIs are available (but see the API Notes below).

API Notes

This framework is mostly supported. Definitions can be accessed through both the HIServices and the ApplicationServices modules (both part of pyobjc-framework-ApplicationServices

  • AXValueGetValue is not yet supported, it requires a manual wrapper.
  • The Internet Config API’s are not supported, they are deprecated and OSX 10.7 and are replaced by LaunchServices.
  • The Process Manager Interfaces are not supported.
  • The Icon Utilities and Icon Services Interfaces are not supported.