Question about PolyPolygon (and all kind of Shape involving several points) with python API

Steven Marguet steven.marguet at
Sat Nov 3 15:11:31 PDT 2012

Hello to everyone,

I don't know if this mailing list is also for the scripting abilities of 
LibreOffice. If it's not I appologize.

I have difficulties to create a PolyLineShape using the Pyhton API of 
LibreOffice (in the Draw application).
In fact, I don't know what kind of data structure I have to used for the 
points of the PolyLineShape I want to create.

Here is my code :

from import Point
PolyLineShape = ""

def Test(button):
     document = XSCRIPTCONTEXT.getDocument()

     pages = document.getDrawPages()
     page = pages.getByIndex(0)

     shape = document.createInstance(PolyLineShape)
     shape.setPropertyValue("LineWidth", 50)
     shape.setPropertyValue("LineColor", 0)

     points = (Point(120,340), Point(1200,3400), Point(1200,6000))

     shape.PolyPolygon = points

This code creates a CannotConvertException which seems to mean that a 
tuple or a list is not suitable...
I have tried to use a XIndexAccess object but python tells me the method 
insertByIndex(idx, Point) does not exist...

I am circling for hours now. Does anyone has an idea of how to create a 
PolyLineShape with python ?

Thank you for help :),


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