interface to metadata list

  • Is there a way to get a list of all the metadata items available
    through spotlight?

    I want to generate a drop down that allows the user to choose the
    filetypes and or the metadata items much like the finder search has.

    I'm guessing I'm just missing the pertinent documentation. A nudge in
    the right direction would be appreciated.

    Thanks!

    --Derrek

    http://www.allofzero.com/~dleute/

    <dleute...> (preferred contact)
    home: (802) 633-4124
    cell: (516) 528-4619
  • Hello Derrek,

    As you don't seem to have any answers yet it might be worth searching
    and asking on the <spotlight-dev...> list.

    Cheers,
    Dave

    On 29 Aug 2007, at 19:29, Derrek Leute wrote:

    >
    > Is there a way to get a list of all the metadata items available
    > through spotlight?
    >
    > I want to generate a drop down that allows the user to choose the
    > filetypes and or the metadata items much like the finder search has.
    >
    > I'm guessing I'm just missing the pertinent documentation. A nudge
    > in the right direction would be appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > --Derrek
    >
    > http://www.allofzero.com/~dleute/
    >
    > <dleute...> (preferred contact)
    > home: (802) 633-4124
    > cell: (516) 528-4619
    >
  • MDSchema Reference is what you're looking for.

    http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Carbon/Reference/MDSchemaRef/index
    .html


    MDSchemaCopyAllAttributes

    then get the display name/description for the attribute (also in that
    document)

    On Aug 29, 2007, at 2:29 PM, Derrek Leute wrote:

    >
    > Is there a way to get a list of all the metadata items available
    > through spotlight?
    >
    > I want to generate a drop down that allows the user to choose the
    > filetypes and or the metadata items much like the finder search has.
    >
    > I'm guessing I'm just missing the pertinent documentation. A nudge
    > in the right direction would be appreciated.
  • Yep, I think that's it. I'll have to play with it to see if it
    returns what I need. I'll also check out the spotlight list to see if
    anything further exists on this.

    Thanks!

    --Derrek

    http://www.allofzero.com/~dleute/

    <dleute...> (preferred contact)
    home: (802) 633-4124
    cell: (516) 528-4619

    On Aug 30, 2007, at 12:07 PM, Scott Anguish wrote:

    > MDSchema Reference is what you're looking for.
    >
    > http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Carbon/Reference/
    > MDSchemaRef/index.html
    >
    > MDSchemaCopyAllAttributes
    >
    > then get the display name/description for the attribute (also in
    > that document)
    >
    >
    > On Aug 29, 2007, at 2:29 PM, Derrek Leute wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> Is there a way to get a list of all the metadata items available
    >> through spotlight?
    >>
    >> I want to generate a drop down that allows the user to choose the
    >> filetypes and or the metadata items much like the finder search has.
    >>
    >> I'm guessing I'm just missing the pertinent documentation. A nudge
    >> in the right direction would be appreciated.
    >
  • this is it... I moderate that list, and there isn't anything much
    traffic wise there..

    if you want to verify it is the best way, or have trouble implementing
    it.. that's the list to post to.

    On Sep 1, 2007, at 11:32 PM, Derrek Leute wrote:

    >
    > Yep, I think that's it. I'll have to play with it to see if it
    > returns what I need. I'll also check out the spotlight list to see
    > if anything further exists on this.
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > --Derrek
    >
    > http://www.allofzero.com/~dleute/
    >
    > <dleute...> (preferred contact)
    > home: (802) 633-4124
    > cell: (516) 528-4619
    >
    > On Aug 30, 2007, at 12:07 PM, Scott Anguish wrote:
    >
    >> MDSchema Reference is what you're looking for.
    >>
    >> http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Carbon/Reference/MDSchemaRef/index
    .html

    >>
    >> MDSchemaCopyAllAttributes
    >>
    >> then get the display name/description for the attribute (also in
    >> that document)
    >>
    >>
    >> On Aug 29, 2007, at 2:29 PM, Derrek Leute wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>> Is there a way to get a list of all the metadata items available
    >>> through spotlight?
    >>>
    >>> I want to generate a drop down that allows the user to choose the
    >>> filetypes and or the metadata items much like the finder search has.
    >>>
    >>> I'm guessing I'm just missing the pertinent documentation. A nudge
    >>> in the right direction would be appreciated.
    >>
    >
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