API-CHANGE - dropping string properties which use vnd.sun.star.GraphicObject URL

Drew Jensen drewjensen.inbox at gmail.com
Sat Apr 28 01:34:56 UTC 2018

Howdy list,

Reading over this, and sorry if this is a naive question, but I was
wondering if this could effect the way image controls work in forms and

When an imagecontrol on a form (or Report Builder report) is linked to a
character field in a data table the control reads a URL from the data field
and loads the image into the control as the user moves through the table or
as a report is generated.

For a Form, the user can also insert a graphic into the control via the GUI
and table column with the URL.

Like I say I don't have enough detail knowledge of how this works, under
the hood, to know if what is changing here could be an issue or not, so
thought I would ask.

Thank you for your time in advance.

On Fri, Apr 27, 2018 at 7:06 AM, Tomaž Vajngerl <quikee at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm have the API changes pending in gerrit [1] now (they need to pass
> the build) which are due to image handling rework. All the old
> properties that used the vnd.sun.star.GraphicObject URL scheme are
> still functioning, but only to set the property and only when an
> external URLs is provided (it loads the XGraphic from the URL). When
> getting the URL a RuntimeException is thrown. I have written the new
> behavior in the property description and marked the property as
> deprecated.
> The following properties were changed and are now "set-only":
> - FillBitmapURL -> FillBitmap
> - GraphicURL -> GraphicBitmap
> - ImageURL -> Graphic
> - SymbolBitmapURL -> SymbolBitmap
> - GraphicURL -> Graphic
> - BackGraphicURL -> BackGraphic
> - HeaderBackGraphicURL -> HeaderBackGraphic
> - FooterBackGraphicURL -> FooterBackGraphic
> - ParaBackGraphicURL -> ParaBackGraphic
> The following properties were changed and are now "set-only" but not in
> API:
> - ReplacementGraphicURL -> ReplacementGraphic
> The following properties were not in API and are removed:
> - ThumbnailGraphicURL -> ThumbnailGraphic
> - HeaderFillBitmapURL -> HeaderFillBitmap
> - FooterFillBitmapURL -> FooterFillBitmap
> [1] https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/q/owner:quikee%
> 2540gmail.com+status:open
> Regards, Tomaž
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