CreateUnoService Function [Runtime]

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Instantiates a Uno service with the ProcessServiceManager.

Syntax:

oService = CreateUnoService( Uno service name )

For a list of available services, go to: http://api.libreoffice.org/docs/idl/ref/namespacecom_1_1sun_1_1star.html

Examples:

oIntrospection = CreateUnoService( "com.sun.star.beans.Introspection" )

The following code uses a service to open a file open dialog:

Sub Main
    fName = FileOpenDialog ("Please select a file")
    Print "file chosen: "+fName
End Sub
 
Function FileOpenDialog(title As String) As String
    filepicker = createUnoService("com.sun.star.ui.dialogs.FilePicker")
    filepicker.Title = title
    filepicker.execute()
    files = filepicker.getFiles()
    FileOpenDialog=files(0)
End Function