Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Posts
    92
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Backplane language

    If VBA is the language that stands behind MS Office applications and allows automation and customization of such package, what's the language -if any- behind the Open Office suite?. In other words, how can Oppen Office be given the power of MS's VBA?. Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Platinum Lounger
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    A Magic Forest in Deepest, Darkest Kent
    Posts
    5,681
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Re: Backplane language

    Hi there

    A lot of open source applications use C++ and they are able to interface with VB etc using DLL files.
    Jerry

  3. #3
    Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Posts
    92
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Backplane language

    Just in case the post wasn't all that clear....I don't want to connect to MS Office prods,....I just want to get the same functionality VBA but under Open Office...C++ packages are the answer?

  4. #4
    3 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Wetherby, Yorkshire, England
    Posts
    283
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: Backplane language

    Try the OpenOffice forum. Their almost as good as Woody's and you'll see lots of help on starbasic and other scripting language you can use.

  5. #5
    Super Moderator jscher2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Silicon Valley, USA
    Posts
    23,112
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 93 Times in 89 Posts

    Re: Backplane language

    When last I checked, the StarOffice / OpenOffice.org macro language was named StarBasic or OOBasic. However, perusing the developer documentation it appeared that the "real" programming language of choice was Java.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •