Common: Missing Application Events in "Tools:Customize:Events" tab for LibreOffice [closed]

asked 2017-08-24 01:18:42 +0200

librebel gravatar image

updated 2020-10-15 16:03:05 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I just noticed that the "Start Application" and "Close Application" events are not listed anymore in the "Tools:Customize:Events" tab. Likewise it appears that some other Application events are also missing ( see screenshot ).

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In my previous versions of LibreOffice the "Start Application" and "Close Application" events used to be available, my current version is

  1. Is this normal for version running on Ubuntu 17.04 ?
  2. How can i get the "Start Application" and "Close Application" events back into the Event list ?

Thanks in advance, lib.

EDIT 2017-09-14 Further findings:

  • At this moment, the "Start Application" and "Close Application" events are still missing from the list of events on the dialog "Tools : Customize... : Events ( LibreOffice )". The event names for these two events are stated here as "OnStartApp" and "OnCloseApp" respectively.

  • The same two events ( "OnStartApp" and "OnCloseApp" ) are also missing from the list of events returned by the GlobalEventBroadcaster's function getEvents().getElementNames().

  • However, when i programmatically assign a script to the "OnStartApp" event using the GlobalEventBroadcaster's function getEvents().replaceByName(), then

    • .getEvents().hasByName( "OnStartApp" ) returns True,
    • .getEvents().getByName( "OnStartApp" ) returns a property set containing the correct script uri that i assigned,
    • and the assigned script is succesfully called when the application starts.

    Yet after assigning the script in this way, it is still not listed in .getElementNames() nor in the GUI.


i could set the application event using this macro:

set_Application_Event( "OnStartApp", "Standard", "LibreOffice", "Open_Most_Recent_Document" )

Sub set_Application_Event( sEventName as String, sLibrary As String, sModule As String, sFunction As String )
REM Connects the specified Application Event to the specified Basic macro.
REM <sEventName>: The Name of the Application Event to connect a macro to.
REM <sLibrary>  : The Name of the Library that contains the module <sModule>.
REM <sModule>   : The Name of the Module that contains the method <sFunction>.
REM <sFunction> : The Name of the Method to be connected to the specified Application Event.

    Dim aProps(1) As New
    aProps(0).Name      = "EventType"
    aProps(0).Value     = "Script"
    aProps(1).Name      = "Script"
    aProps(1).Value     = "" & sLibrary & "." & sModule & "." & sFunction & "?language=Basic&location=application"

    Dim oGlobalEventBroadcaster As Object
    oGlobalEventBroadcaster = GetDefaultContext().getByName( "/singletons/" )
    oGlobalEventBroadcaster.Events.replaceByName( sEventName, aProps() )
    msgbox sEventName & " connected to: " & oGlobalEventBroadcaster.Events.getByName( sEventName )(1).Value, 64, "Set Application Event"
End Sub
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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by Alex Kemp
close date 2020-10-15 16:03:32.087210


@librebel You're only missing the start & close application. Sorry, using here on Mint 18.2 & all OK. Checked my Ubuntu 16.04 but turns out I got rid of distro version.

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2017-08-24 02:20:35 +0200 )edit

Thank you for this info @Ratslinger

i was comparing from this list by mr. Pitonyak, it seems he had more events available back in 2011 besides OnStartApp and OnCloseApp also OnPageCountChangeOnMailMergeOnMailMergeFinishedOnFieldMergeOnFieldMergeFinished and OnLayoutFinished...

librebel gravatar imagelibrebel ( 2017-08-24 03:34:14 +0200 )edit

@librebel I was comparing your list to one in Calc. In writer there are more. They are: Printing of form letters started, Printing of form letters finished, Merging of form fields started, Merging of form fields finished, & Changing the page count.

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2017-08-24 13:59:42 +0200 )edit

@librebel Trying, but so far no luck. Ubuntu 16.04 & Unity for this. Removed LO from LibreOffice. Installed Writer & Calc through Ubuntu software. This gave me v5.1.6.2 & no problems with events listed. Then updated PPA sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa & got updated version. This brought me to v5.4.1.2 and still no missing items in events. At this point I'd have to say it's something with 17.04 and/or where your version is coming from. Lost unless you think of something.

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2017-09-14 20:10:51 +0200 )edit

Thank you for your efforts @Ratslinger. I think i'll wait it out till the next version, now that i found a way to set the event by macro, it's good enough for me.

librebel gravatar imagelibrebel ( 2017-09-15 00:08:21 +0200 )edit

And thank you right back for the code. Even with all the events present I can see some use for this. +1!

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2017-09-15 00:33:36 +0200 )edit