Sunday Mar 07, 2010

Hello Again OpenOffice.org API

First step to integrating OpenOffice into the NetBeans Platform (yes, trying that again) is to get it working outside of the NetBeans Platform.

I started by downloading NetBeans IDE 6.5, installed the OpenOffice.org API plugin, then moved the OfficeBean sample from the OpenOffice SDK into the OpenOffice Client project type which I then opened in a NetBeans IDE 6.9 development build:

Running it, I see this:

The next step is to open OpenOffice via the OfficeBean into a NetBeans Platform TopComponent. This blog entry will probably be very useful.

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Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

The focus of this blog is mostly on NetBeans (a development tool primarily for Java programmers), with an occasional reference to NetBeans, and sometimes diverging to topics relating to NetBeans. And then there are days when NetBeans is mentioned, just for a change.

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