OSX GUI Manipulation?

Thomas McGrath III 3mcgrath at adelphia.net
Thu Sep 2 01:52:23 EDT 2004

Correct me if I'm wrong but Apple Script has the ability to send mouse 
event commands to applications that do not have scriptability. Go to 
the Apple web site and look up Apple script and check it out. I believe 
you can do things like send mouse event to menu 2 item 3 or something 
like that. I haven't done it yet but remember reading about it.

If so then you can use Rev to store all kinds of apple scripts and send 
as needed even from a floating window.


On Sep 1, 2004, at 11:42 PM, Brian Yennie wrote:

> Answer: none, as far as I know. There are utility apps but I've never 
> seen it in a programming environment. As someone mentioned, you would 
> probably have to write the C code yourself as an external or plug-in 
> to your programming environment. RunRev won't do it, but I think 
> you'll find neither do any others.
> With that said, it's probably not rocket science to generate dummy 
> OS-level events and send them to another app, I would suggest 
> searching google groups or posting to an Apple developer list.
>> I do and I mentioned it in my very first message on the subject - 
>> FileMaker.
>> But the nature of my questions is general - what programming 
>> environment,
>> if any, allows me to build applications that provide GUI manipulation 
>> for
>> apps that cannot be controlled by standard System Events scripting. 
>> That
>> is the same question I have been asking throughout this thread.
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