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My first Applescript

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

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    GerritV

    #1
    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?

    TNX
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    aarond12

    #2
    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

    #3
    If the attached tumbnail is the right application and the red arrow points to the right field then try this :

    Code:
    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
    
     

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  4. macrumors 6502a

    GerritV

    #4
    @ 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 :)

    @kryten2
    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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