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The color of characters in Calc BASIC IDE is black

asked 2019-09-22 04:46:08 +0100

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updated 2019-09-22 06:54:19 +0100

When start writing, the color is normal: image description

When select a charactor for editing, all became black. image description

After editing, all above were still black. image description

To restore the correct color of all characters, I had to Minimize or Maximize the screen.

Is this normal in IDE of LO BASIC?

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... also selecting then unselecting anything restores the color

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-09-22 13:36:28 +0100 )edit

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answered 2019-09-23 15:52:33 +0100

kompilainenn gravatar image

Is this normal in IDE of LO BASIC?

no, it's a bug

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Namely, tdf#127403

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-09-23 17:46:34 +0100 )edit


@Mike Kaganski

Yes, it is. Thank you so much.

Now I am learning LibreOffice Macros BASIC from this book.

Using MS Office Excel VBA is like picking a coconut from my refrigerator but in LO Macros BASIC is like climbing up and down the coconut tree for a coconut.

lonk gravatar imagelonk ( 2019-09-24 09:22:24 +0100 )edit

VBA is a dedicated and easy-to-use tool to interact with MSO. StarBasic is a language binding to UNO, which is rather low-level API for interaction with LO. The difference is that in fact, when you write a macro in Basic, it is really similar to what would one write in Python, Java, or even C++ (except for the language-specific constructs). If you'd want to port your macro to another language, it is ~trivial for StarBasic - but the learning curve is really steep.

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-09-24 09:38:15 +0100 )edit
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