This tutorial will show how to select a part of text and how to read the selected text from a TextBox control in LibreOffice using Basic macro.
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TextField – How to Add in a Dialog
How to read Selected Text
To read the selected portion of the text box string, use
getSelectedText() method of textbox control.
oTextField = oDialog1.getControl("TextField1") MsgBox oTextField.getSelectedText()
How to select a part of textbox text
To select a substring of textbox text, use
setSelection() method takes the
Struct Selection as argument. Structure
Selection have two elements i.e.
Min speifies the lower limit of the range and
Max refers to upper limit of the range.
Before using the
Selection structure, it needs to be defined and loaded with values. To define a structure use
createUnoStruct function which takes
com.sun.star.awt.Selection as argument to create instance of selection structure.
After creating the selection instance, the Min and Max values can be set.
Dim oSelection oSelection = createUnoStruct( "com.sun.star.awt.Selection" ) With oSelection .Min = 5 .Max = 7 End With
Then the selection object can be passed into
setSelection method as argument.
oTextField = oDialog1.getControl("TextField1") oTextField.setSelection(oSelection) oTextField.setFocus()
To run, Copy and paste this entire code block below in Macro Editor in LibreOffice.
Dim oDialog1 As Object Sub StartDialog1() BasicLibraries.LoadLibrary("Tools") oDialog1 = LoadDialog("Standard", "Dialog1") oDialog1.Execute() End Sub Sub test() Dim oSelection 'Libreoffice oSelection = createUnoStruct( "com.sun.star.awt.Selection" ) With oSelection .Min = 4 .Max = 7 End With oTextField = oDialog1.getControl("TextField1") oTextField.setSelection(oSelection) oTextField.setFocus() End Sub
Function References – Used in this article
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