Common Desktop Environment: ToolTalk Messaging Overview

Sending Notices

When your application sends a ToolTalk notice, it will not receive a reply or be informed about whether or not any tool pays attention to the notice. It is important to make the notice an impartial report of the event as it happens.

For example, if your tool sends the Desktop Services message Modified, it may expect any listening tools to react in a given way. However, your tool should not care, and does not need to be informed, about whether any or no other tool reacts to the message; it only wants to report the event: