osx Set my app as default app for a file type


Example

- (NSString *) UTIforFileExtension:(NSString *) extension {
    NSString * UTIString = (NSString *)UTTypeCreatePreferredIdentifierForTag(kUTTagClassFilenameExtension, 
                                                                       (CFStringRef)extension, 
                                                                       NULL);

    return [UTIString autorelease];
}

- (BOOL) setMyselfAsDefaultApplicationForFileExtension:(NSString *) fileExtension {
    OSStatus returnStatus = LSSetDefaultRoleHandlerForContentType (
                                                                   (CFStringRef) [self UTIforFileExtension:fileExtension],
                                                                   kLSRolesAll,
                                                                   (CFStringRef) [[NSBundle mainBundle] bundleIdentifier]
                                                                   );

    if (returnStatus != 0) {
        NSLog(@"Got an error when setting default application - %d", returnStatus);
        // Please see the documentation or LSInfo.h
        return NO;
    }

    return YES;
}

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