Usage of ActiveX in Libre Office

Heiko Tietze tietze.heiko at
Fri Jan 27 20:19:33 UTC 2017

It would be much nicer to have a Pascal bridge rather than to support
the proprietary ActiveX protocol. Some references are on the
Freepascal wiki

2017-01-23 15:42 GMT+01:00  < at>:
> We are recently switched from AOO to LO. In the release notes a possible
> removal of ActiveX is announced.
> You are asking for information about the use case so here we are:
> We are using in our company a selfmade ERP system which is grown for more
> than 15 years now. For historical reasons the system is written in Delphi.
> At the beginning MS Office was used as "office frontend", since about 10
> years OOo/AOO/LO. The main workflow is using calc for business calculation
> and writer as a kind of report tool. Most information from the main database
> is delivered via ActiveX to calc. After working in calc the information are
> read back and used to create documents in writer. The complete project and
> document management (and many more) is done by our ERP.
> I know there are others and probably more elegant ways and about once a year
> we are discussing to change that and finding the "big solution" - but this
> is a huge and expensive project.
> Removing ActiveX from LO will be a showstopper and nail us to the last
> supported release - or bring us back to AOO, who knows.
> Best regards
> Joergen Pisarz
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