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Chapter 10. ExtendScript Tools and Features

10. ExtendScript Tools and Features

ExtendScript is the Adobe extended implementation of JavaScript, and is used by all Adobe applications that provide a scripting interface. In addition to implementing the JavaScript language according to the W3C specification, ExtendScript provides certain additional features and utilities.

  • For help in developing, debugging, and testing scripts, ExtendScript provides:

    • The ExtendScript Toolkit (page 220), an interactive development and testing environment for ExtendScript.

    • A global debugging object, the Dollar ($) Object (page 233).

    • A reporting utility for ExtendScript elements, the ExtendScript Reflection Interface (page 237).

  • In addition, ExtendScript provides these tools and features:

  • ExtendScript provides a common scripting environment for all Adobe applications, and allows interapplication communication through scripts.


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