Help Locating Base Code

Michael Meeks michael.meeks at
Wed Aug 8 06:01:28 PDT 2012

On Wed, 2012-08-08 at 07:32 +0200, Lionel Elie Mamane wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 07, 2012 at 06:50:22PM -0700, Joel Madero wrote:
> > I'm trying to locate the code that handles the dialog that appears when you
> > do the following steps in base:
> To answer this kind of questions, I find it useful to run a build with
> symbols (debug build) under gdb. Then, when the dialog is open, just
> press CTRL-C in gdb

	So - that is one way :-) another way is to grep for the UI strings,
which usually come from a .src file; so

git --no-pager grep -2 "Create Report in Design View"
dbaccess/source/ui/app/app.src-String RID_STR_NEW_REPORT
dbaccess/source/ui/app/app.src:    Text [ en-US ] = "Create Report in Design View..." ;

	Maps the string to the ID, then grep for that RID_STR_...

git --no-pager grep -2 RID_STR_NEW_REPORT
dbaccess/source/ui/app/AppDetailView.cxx-    case E_REPORT:
dbaccess/source/ui/app/AppDetailView.cxx:        rList.push_back( TaskEntry( ".uno:DBNewReport", RID_STR_REPORT_HELP_TEXT, RID_STR_NEW_REPORT, true ) );
dbaccess/source/ui/app/AppDetailView.cxx:        rList.push_back( TaskEntry( ".uno:DBNewReportAutoPilot", RID_STR_REPORTS_HELP_TEXT_WIZARD, RID_STR_NEW_REPORT_AUTO ) );
dbaccess/source/ui/app/AppDetailView.cxx-        _rData.nTitleId = RID_STR_REPORTS_CONTAINER;
dbaccess/source/ui/app/AppDetailView.cxx-        break;

	So somewhere thereabouts :-)

	There was (IIRC) an easy-hack to create some web infrastructure that
would help do this lookup (particularly with accelerator keys) for new
developers - that'd be an awesome thing to build of course - a bit of
php (or somesuch) interfacing to a database built by some 'git greps ?'

	All the best,


michael.meeks at  <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot

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