[Libreoffice] [EasyHack][Print current page] How to get the last active page number?

Peter Jentsch pjotr at guineapics.de
Mon Mar 28 12:02:25 PDT 2011

Hi Skyler,

if you want to access the page number at the currently selected position
in the document, you'll have to first get the current selection
if there's actually a *point* in the document selected (otherwise the
selection might span multiple pages), the create a
com.sun.star.text.TextLayoutCursor, which provides an XPageCursor
interface, which in turns provides a method to tell which page you're
currently on.

It might well be possible that the current page number is also exposed
as a property of an TextRange service that might be returned by
XSelectionSupplier.getSelection (if a textrange and not something else,
a frame object for example, is currently selected).

Getting this right for every possible type of selection aint trivial, by
the way.

Good luck,


The interesting thing's IMHO the

Am 28.03.11 05:33, schrieb Skyler Hawthorne:
> Hello all,
> I am working on the EasyHack "Print current page" (
> http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Easy_Hacks#Print_current_page ), and
> I need a little help. I believe I've found out how to change the default
> value:
> In PrintDialog::setupOptionalUI, it appears the default text for the
> page range edit box is set on line 1507 (
> http://opengrok.libreoffice.org/xref/libs-gui/vcl/source/window/printdlg.cxx#1507
> ). As a test, I commented out line #1516, where it actually sets the
> string value for the edit box, and added:
> rtl::OUString curActivePageNum( RTL_CONSTASCII_USTRINGPARAM("2") );
> pField->SetText( curActivePageNum );
> maPController->setValue( rtl::OUString( RTL_CONSTASCII_USTRINGPARAM(
> "PageRange" ) ), makeAny( curActivePageNum ) );
> And that sets the PrinterController's PageRange property to 2, and sets
> it as the default value for the edit box.
> Now, I just need to be able to access the current document's page
> number. However, I've been digging through this code all weekend, and I
> cannot find anything that stores that value. Is it some other
> PropertyValue stored in maPController? If so, what is the name? Is there
> some static function that can access information about the current
> document?
> Any help is much appreciated.

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