My first Applescript

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by GerritV, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    May 11, 2012
    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?

  2. macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX USA
    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!
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2012
    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

    Attached Files:

  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    May 11, 2012
    @ 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.

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