Hello, I have a xcode applescript application that gathers data and I need it to (on clicked) create a email message using Mac Mail. I have tried this with applescript using some applescript commands as well as “System Events”. I get about a 50/50 success rate on this.
So I was wondering if somebody could give me some ideas. Here is a snippet of my code where I am gathering the variable and formatting as HTML (I use safari to open, then safari passes to mail to keep my formatting).
on createEmail() set receiver to "firstname.lastname@example.org" set theSubject to "Demo Report for " & Scustomer set theHtml to "<html> <body bgcolor=\"#ffffff\"> <BIG><b>Customer Name: </b>" & Scustomer & "</BIG><br><b>Demo Date: </b>" & sDate & "<br><b>Demo Location: </b>" & Slocation & "<br><b>Demo Duration: </b>" & Sduration & "<br><b>Demonstrator: </b>" & Susername & "<br><b>Sales: </b>" & Ssales & "<br><b>Distribution: </b>" & Sdealer & "<br><b>Customer Main Contact: </b>" & Scontact & "<br><b>Additional people present: </b>" & sADDPeople & "<br><b>Products Shown: </b>" & newlist & "<br><b>Comments: </b>" & sComments & "<hr width=\"50%\" size=\"3\" align=\"left\" /> </body> </html>" set myHTML to quoted form of theHtml set tempFile to (path to desktop as text) & Scustomer & ".html" do shell script "echo " & myHTML & " > " & quoted form of POSIX path of tempFile tell application "Safari" activate open file tempFile -- open the html file in safari email contents of (get current tab of window 1) close window 1 end tell -- delete the temp html file delay 1 do shell script "rm " & quoted form of POSIX path of tempFile -- set the info in the mail message tell application "Mail" activate make new outgoing message end tell tell application "System Events" tell process "Mail" set value of text field 1 of scroll area 2 of window 1 to receiver keystroke tab keystroke tab keystroke tab keystroke theSubject end tell end tell end createEmail
Any help would be appreciated. I have a feeling that applescript just doesnt have the hooks that it needs for mail. If anybody knows of what language to use or has a example. I would appreciate it.
Model: Mac Book Pro
Browser: Firefox 3.5.10
Operating System: Mac OS X (10.5)