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Jun 1, 2012, 03:15 PM
Like the title says...

Looking for a way to script the following:
- open Netextender
- tab to the 3rd field in the dialog box
- enter a text value
- confirm

My questions:
- do I use AppleScript or Automator, perhaps TextWrangler?
- what would this applescript look like, in rough syntax?


Jun 1, 2012, 03:58 PM
Automator will be your easiest way to make your AppleScript. Choose the application on the left, then the function, and drag it to the right side. It takes a bit of searching for specific functions (especially the Finder functions), but with a little practice, it's quite useful and fun!

Jun 1, 2012, 10:19 PM
If the attached tumbnail is the right application and the red arrow points to the right field then try this :

activate application "NetExtender"
tell application "System Events"
tell process "NetExtender"
-- insert GUI Scripting statements here
delay 3
keystroke tab
keystroke tab
keystroke "your password"
click button "Connect" of window "SonicWALL NetExtender"
end tell
end tell

Jun 2, 2012, 01:14 AM
@ aarond12
Thanks for pointing me to Automator. I got as far as to start the app, but from there on I recorded my actions and in the end got it to work. From what I've read so far, perhaps NetExtender doesn't support much more.
There's a long road ahead of me I'm afraid :)

Your script is exactly what I was after, so thanks! It really helps me to study scripts like yours, trying to understand the syntax. BTW, I'm in Belgium myself.

Again, thank you both.