# List of com.sun.star and com.sun.star.beans elements

Hello everyone,

I am quite stymied as why the subject of this thread turns up sweet-blow-all in the search results on the internet, except perhaps that I, an experienced GW-Basic,Thoroughbred Basic and Visual Basic programmer, am not understanding about how to use "com.star.sun" statements. Oh, that's totally possible, yes.

So I'm working with hints like

Sub J_FNFilePicker
‘ ==== THIS CODE WAS WRITTEN BY J. NIFENECKER
' ---- From his Ref Card document about dialog controls
Dim oFilePicker As Object
Dim FileName As String

FileName = ""
'FilePicker initialization
oFilePicker = CreateUnoService("com.sun.star.ui.dialogs.FilePicker")
oFilePicker.DisplayDirectory = ConvertToURL("C:\Path\To\SomeDir")
oFilePicker.appendFilter("Calc Documents", "*.ods")
oFilePicker.CurrentFilter = "Calc Documents"
oFilePicker.Title = "Select a Calc document"
'execution and return check (OK?)
If oFilePicker.execute = _
com.sun.star.ui.dialogs.ExecutableDialogResults.OK Then
FileName = oFilePicker.Files(0)
End If
End sub


And if there's isn't a list, I'm making one.

1. I remember reading somewhere that they're case-sensitive.

I started with the following list drawn from Nifenecker’s RefCard #6, and then I found code in Pitonyak’s document that produced a lo-o-o-ong list of com.sun.star.AlLSortsOfThings, which is, as yet, Martian to me.

SYNTAX: oFilePicker = CreateUnoService("com.sun.star.ui.dialogs.FilePicker")

' ==== CONTROLS
com.sun.star.ui.dialogs.FilePicker ' ---- File selection dialog
com.sun.star.ui.dialogs.OfficeFilePicker ' ---- Refined file selection dialog
com.sun.star.ui.dialogs.SystemFilePicker ' ---- Refined file selection dialog
com.sun.star.ui.dialogs.FolderPicker ' ---- Folder selection dialog
com.sun.star.ui.dialogs.OfficeFolderPicker ' ---- Refined folder selection dialog
com.sun.star.ui.dialogs.SystemFolderPicker ' ---- Refined folder selection dialog
' ====
com.sun.star.ui.dialogs.ExecutableDialogResults.OK ' ---- e.g. vbOkonly, vbYesNoCancel (a guess)


et cetera

I could really use all the help I can get. I’m new here, and I’m new to these forums (so I’m just waiting to flamed by a mod because I’m posting this in the wrong place – sorry!) and it’s a bit demotivating to have been through some topics and lot of replies are wishy-washy, with very few “Yay it worked!” responses. My favourite was in the lines of “Is there, like, a beginner manual?” (like for me who at least knows what Option Base 1 means), and the reply was “No, there isn’t.” And that was the end of that… So my hopes aren’t really up there.

I’m actually trying to write a UI for a spreadsheet payroll system that I wrote. (Note please that I am not looking for anyone to suggest using LO Base or available payroll systems to me, this is a personal “Learn LO Basic” project.) I’ve got as far as creating a number of dialogs with text boxes and checkboxes and things, and task #next is to populate them with spreadsheet information and click NEXT / PREVIOUS buttons to just LOOK at the information and, oh, my sweet baby Apollo, I feel as dumb as a withered plant…

I’ve got this, and ...

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## Comments

Hello,

Sorry but I got tired of reading through all this and decided maybe this will get you started:

Namespace List

( 2020-01-15 06:18:42 +0100 )edit

Thank you, I'm sure it will help. Opaque also replied with a useful looking similar. However, where are the controls?? I see a FRAME (useless as frames may be) and a FORM and a TEXT (which i doubt refers to a UNO). So there's basically ONE control type on the list: FRAME.

If anyone has anything other than "tl;dr" to say, I'm still here.

Thanks

( 2020-01-15 06:48:13 +0100 )edit

When there is an arrow to the left of the category there are sub categories. Click on the arrow to open and there, under 'Form' you will find 'Control'.

( 2020-01-15 18:31:25 +0100 )edit