Issue 38687 - does not work in macro with
Summary: does not work in macro with
Alias: None
Product: App Dev
Classification: Unclassified
Component: api (show other issues)
Version: 3.3.0 or older (OOo)
Hardware: All Linux, all
: P3 Trivial
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Keywords: oooqa
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-12-08 21:43 UTC by aaronforjesus
Modified: 2019-10-08 18:44 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description aaronforjesus 2004-12-08 21:43:40 UTC
The no longer works in Basic macros in
versions of that have integration installed.
The code example is as follows:

oFilePicker = CreateUnoService( "" )

If oFilePicker.execute() Then
      sFiles = oFilePicker.getFiles()
      sFileURL = sFiles(0)
      sFileDir = mid( sFileURL,8)
      sURL = oFilePicker.getDisplayDirectory
      sPath = mid( sURL,8)
      MsgBox( sPath )
End If



I tried replacing with, but that did not work.

The error I get is:
Message: the external file picker does not run".

The version of that I am using is 1.1.3 on Debian unstable with installed using apt-get.
Comment 1 chne 2004-12-09 09:44:29 UTC
I could not found any documentation about KDEFilePicker. Can you please provide
AFAIK the KDE integration means only the file association with *.sxw, *.sxc...
in konqueror and the OpenOffice menu in the KDE start menu.
With the I have no problems. It opens a
FilePicker in my Office version without any erros.
Comment 2 aaronforjesus 2004-12-09 18:12:33 UTC was created by the KDE subproject led by
Jan Holesovsky <>. It uses QT to draw widgets so that dropdown
lists and buttons look like the ones in KDE. It also replaces the
FilePicker with one based on the KDE filepicker "KDEFilePicker". I found out the
name of the filepicker by reading the code I found at and looking at the
Debian package contents. I'm wondering, should the bug should be directed to instead or to Jan directly?
Comment 3 kendy 2004-12-14 18:05:59 UTC
Reopening to reassign. 
Comment 4 kendy 2004-12-14 18:09:24 UTC
The KDE fpicker code is not up-stream yet due to various reasons, that's why 
you did not find it in the documentation or in the sources. 
Reassigning to myself to have a look. 
Comment 5 christianjunker 2005-07-08 20:20:54 UTC
cyb->kendy: What is the current state?
Comment 6 Rainer Bielefeld 2006-08-08 13:53:39 UTC
Do you still see this problem with current OOo, LINUX and KDE version?
What LINUX version do you use now?
Comment 7 aaronforjesus 2006-08-09 18:38:26 UTC
It looks like now uses the native filepicker
instead of the KDE one, so now the problem no longer shows up. Ich am changing
the issue to FIXED.
Comment 8 Rainer Bielefeld 2006-09-03 11:56:59 UTC
no objection ...
Comment 9 kendy 2006-09-14 15:51:21 UTC
I still did not test this, reopening...
Comment 10 Rainer Bielefeld 2008-05-26 19:11:27 UTC
No action for neyrby 2 years.

You reopened this issue, what are your plans?
Comment 11 oooforum (fr) 2019-10-08 11:06:28 UTC
Anybody to test with last AOO build and recent KDE environment?

Feel free to reopen if necessary.