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Learn Mac OS X Dashboard (in only 7 hours)

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Course Description: Dashboard provides instant access to widgets (mini-applications) that "float" over the desktop. These widgets provide simple functionality such as a calculator or clock; interaction with data from iTunes, the Address Book or other local apps; and interaction across the Web to get weather reports, stock quotes, etc. This video course provides an introduction to Dashboard and you will learn how to create your own widgets. VTC author Jesse Feiler guides you through the steps to build a time clock widget to track your time and export it to a TextEdit document. To begin learning simply click the links.

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Video Tutorials Included: 100 Free Video Video Time

Widget Architecture: The Basics

Industry-Standard Widget Technologies

Building a Widget (Basic Version)

Building the Back of a Widget

Building a Widget (Advanced)

Widget Architecture

Writing the Widget Javascript Code

Interacting with Other Applications

Using AppleScript from Widgets

Using XML Data on the Web from Widgets

Using Cocoa Plug-ins

Widget Appearance & Behavior

Using the Apple Classes

Distributing Your Widget

Wrap Up