Applescript application not working within Automator

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

  1. Jeshua 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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