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AppleScript - GUI scripting to set the File Options dialog

Question asked by fmdataweb on Jul 1, 2015

I'm working on an GUI scripting AppleScript that will, for the open FileMaker Pro Advanced document, go to the File menu and select the File Options dialog box, then set some checkbox/radio button and field values.


 

I would like my script to do the following:

  1. tick the "Log in using:" checkbox if it is not already selected
  2. select the "Account Name and Password" radio button if it is not already selected
  3. Enter a value into the "Account:" field
  4. Enter a value into the "Password:" field
  5. Click the OK button

 

I've got it opening the dialog box but I'm not able to get past setting the checkbox - this is my first time with GUI scripting. I'm using OS X Yosemite 10.10.3.


Here's my script:


 

-- check that GUI Scripting is available

 

GUIScripting_status()

 

 

-- bring FileMaker Pro Advanced to the front

 

tell application "FileMaker Pro Advanced"

    activate

end tell

 

 

setfmFileOptions()

 

on click_button(app_name, button_name)

    try

        tell application app_name

            activate

        end tell

        tell application "System Events"

            tell process app_name

                click button button_name of front window

            end tell

        end tell

        return true

    on error error_message

    end try

end click_button

 

 

on do_menu(app_name, menu_name, menu_item)

    try

        -- bring the target application to the front

        tell application app_name

            activate

        end tell

        tell application "System Events"

            tell process app_name

                tell menu bar 1

                    tell menu bar item menu_name

                        tell menu menu_name

                            click menu item menu_item

                        end tell

                    end tell

                end tell

            end tell

        end tell

        return true

    on error error_message

        return false

    end try

end do_menu

 

 

on setfmFileOptions()

 

    -- choose the Developer Utilities menu item from the Tools menu of FileMaker Pro Advanced

 

    do_menu("FileMaker Pro Advanced", "File", "File Options...")

 

 

    -- click the "Log in using" checkbox:

 

    if (exists checkbox "Log in using:" of window 1) is true then

click checkbox "Log in using:" of window 1

end if

 

 

end setfmFileOptions

 

 

on GUIScripting_status()

    -- check to see if assistive devices is enabled

    tell application "System Events"

        set UI_enabled to UI elements enabled

    end tell

    if UI_enabled is false then

        tell application "System Preferences"

            activate

            set current pane to pane id "com.apple.preference.universalaccess"

            display dialog "This script utilizes the built-in Graphic User Interface Scripting architecture of Mac OS x which is currently disabled." & return & return & "You can activate GUI Scripting by selecting the checkbox \"Enable access for assistive devices\" in the Universal Access preference pane." with icon 1 buttons {"Cancel"} default button 1

        end tell

    end if

end GUIScripting_status


It's throwing an error at the line "if (exists checkbox "Log in using:" of window 1) is true then" when I try and compile the script - I've played with this for a few hours to no avail. If anyone has experience with GUI scripting and can point me in the right direction that would be much appreciated.


thanks,

Steve


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