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UI scripting with applescript: Is it possible?

Jul 10, 2013 3:14 PM

Tags: #mac #scripting #applescript #interface #accessibility #ui #os-x #mountain_lion

I'm attempting to use applescript to do some automation with file setup and importing with Premiere Pro CC. The company I'm working for is switching from Final Cut 7, and every button and window can be selected with the system's Accessibility controls.


I've attempted to run Xcode's UI element inspector, but it doesn't recognize anything in the interface, except the apple standard buttons like close and minimize.


Neither does the Voiceover utility recognize any elements within a program window.


Has anyone had any luck accessing anything other than the menu items via UI scripting? How are we supposed to externally intereact with the interface?


Sticking with applescript is not a necessity.

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    Jul 10, 2013 4:26 PM   in reply to Beagleston

    Hi Beagleston, I'm moving your post to the Premiere Pro SDK forum.  The scripting used in Premiere Pro is ExtendScript, and the ExtendScript Toolkit is the recommended development environment. Here's a thread that has some info on scripting:

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