Showing a Dialog

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After a dialog has been designed using the dialog editor, a developer wants to show the dialog from within the program code. The necessary steps are shown in the following example:

  Sub ShowDialog()
      Dim oLibContainer As Object, oLib As Object
      Dim oInputStreamProvider As Object
      Dim oDialog As Object
      Const sLibName = "Library1"
      Const sDialogName = "Dialog1"
      REM library container
      oLibContainer = DialogLibraries
      REM load the library
      oLibContainer.loadLibrary( sLibName )
      REM get library
      oLib = oLibContainer.getByName( sLibName )
      REM get input stream provider
      oInputStreamProvider = oLib.getByName( sDialogName )
      REM create dialog control
      oDialog = CreateUnoDialog( oInputStreamProvider )
      REM show the dialog
  End Sub

The dialog control is created by calling the runtime function CreateUnoDialog() which takes an object as parameter that supports the interface. This object provides an input stream that represents an XML description of the dialog. The section Advanced Library Organization explains the accessing to the object inside the library hierarchy. The dialog control is shown by calling the execute() method of the interface. It can be closed by calling endExecute(), or by offering a Cancel or OK Button on the dialog. For additional information, see Programming Dialogs and Dialog Controls.

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