Fields of Application for UNO
You can connect to a local or remote instance of Apache OpenOffice from C++, Java and COM/DCOM. C++ and Java Desktop applications, Java servlets, Java Server Pages, JScript and VBScript, and languages, such as Delphi, Visual Basic and many others can use Apache OpenOffice to work with Office documents. It is possible to develop UNO Components in C++ or Java that can be instantiated by the office process and add new capabilities to Apache OpenOffice. For example, you can write Chart Add-ins or Calc Add-ins, Add-ons, linguistic extensions, new file filters, database drivers. You can even write complete applications, such as a groupware client. UNO components, as JavaBeans, integrate with Java IDEs (Integrated Development Environment) to give easy access to Apache OpenOffice. Currently, a set of such components is under development that will allow editing Apache OpenOffice documents in Java Frames. Apache OpenOffice Basic cooperates with UNO, so that UNO programs can be directly written in Apache OpenOffice. With this method, you supply your own office solutions and wizards based on an event-driven dialog environment. The Apache OpenOffice database engine and the data aware forms open another wide area of opportunities for database driven solutions.
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