Mac My first Applescript

GerritV

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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
 

aarond12

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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!
 

kryten2

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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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GerritV

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@ 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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