Applescript application not working within Automator

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Jeshua, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2012
    Hi guys, I'm really new to Applescripting and I wanted to download and tweak some scripts from the web. The following script I downloaded creates an Ad-hoc network with a password for me.

    property CreateMenuName : "Create Network…"
    property NetworkName : "Network"
    property NetworkPassword : "12345"
    tell application "System Events"
    	tell process "SystemUIServer"
    		tell menu bar 1
    			set menu_extras to value of attribute "AXDescription" of menu bar items
    			repeat with the_menu from 1 to the count of menu_extras
    				if item the_menu of menu_extras is "Airport Menu Extra" then exit repeat
    			end repeat
    			tell menu bar item the_menu
    				perform action "AXPress"
    				delay 5
    				perform action "AXPress" of menu item CreateMenuName of menu 1
    			end tell
    		end tell
    		repeat until exists window 1
    			delay 5
    		end repeat
    		tell window 1
    			click checkbox 1
    			click pop up button 2
    			click menu item 1 of menu 1 of pop up button 2
    			set value of text field 2 to NetworkPassword
    			set value of text field 3 to NetworkPassword
    			set value of text field 1 to NetworkName
    			click button 1
    		end tell
    	end tell
    end tell
    It works great as a standalone script and as a run only application, but when I use the Launch Application command in Automator I receive an error and the script tries to run in a continuous loop.

    Is there anything I should change with the script or is this an automator issue?

    I'm running OSX 10.6.8

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