The Language of OpenOffice.org BASIC
OpenOffice.org Basic belongs to the family of Basic languages. Many parts of OpenOffice.org Basic are identical to Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications and Microsoft Visual Basic. Anyone who has already worked with these languages can quickly become accustomed to OpenOffice.org Basic.
Programmers of other languages – such as Java, C++, or Delphi – should also find it easy to familiarize themselves with OpenOffice.org Basic. OpenOffice.org Basic is a fully-developed procedural programming language and no longer requires rudimentary control structures, such as GoTo and GoSub.
You can also benefit from the advantages of object-oriented programming since an interface in OpenOffice.org Basic enables you to use external object libraries. The entire OpenOffice.org API is based on these interfaces, which are described in more detail in the following chapters of this document.
This chapter provides an overview of the key elements and constructs of the OpenOffice.org Basic language, as well as the framework in which applications and libraries are oriented to OpenOffice.org Basic.
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