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From Amenel VOGLOZIN <>
Subject [EXT] Actual expanded value of %origin% for toolbar and menu images
Date Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:57:56 GMT
This message is just to bring a peculiarity of the SDK to the attention of the subscribers
to this mailing list.

Summary: as of AOO 4.1.0, %origin% is expanded into the "Office" folder in the "registry"
subtree of your project (and installed extension).

Details follow.

The context: I was trying to add icons to the toolbar and menu commands of an extension I'm
developing. I ended up following the pages at these addresses:

I couldn't get the images to appear although I was certain the URLs were fine. Therefore,
I went back to creating a dummy add-on project in NetBeans so I could see which URL would
be generated.

Instead of the %origin%/images/img.png pattern that I was using (and which is used in the
second Wiki page mentioned above), the auto-generated Addons.xcu file had %origin%/../../../../../images/img.png

Images are found and displayed with the string of ".." parent folders but not without these
double dots. Apparently, %origin% does not point to the root folder in which the extension
is installed (AddOn\build\soffice_debug\user\uno_packages\cache\uno_packages\svfj5eg0.tmp_\AddOn.oxt\
in my case), which seems (to me) to diverge from what the Wiki says. Maybe that the definition
of %origin% could be updated in the Wiki or checked/clarified?

The conclusion that I come to is that %origin% gets expanded into [the 
pretty long] 
and not "just" 
AddOn\build\soffice_debug\user\uno_packages\cache\uno_packages\svfj5eg0.tmp_\AddOn.oxt\ as
I thought, reading the current Wiki.

Here is the complete scenario:
* In NetBeans, create a new Apache OpenOffice Add-On project.
* On the Define User Commands page of the wizard, pick a 16x16 PNG image as the small low-contrast

* Don't select anything as to the context. Finish the wizard. You'll see a bunch of "/.."
in Addons.xcu.

* Right-click the project and select Debug Extension in Target Apache OpenOffice. The image
is displayed.
* Exit. Then modify the URL (in Addons.xcu) to remove the parent folders in the path.
* Debug again. The image isn't displayed.
* Create a "images2" folder in registry/data/org/openoffice/Office/
* Copy your image in there and change its name to img2.png. Also change the path in Addons.xcu.

* In build.xml, add the XML fragment that is below this list of steps.
* Debug with and without the ".." parent folders in the path. You'll have your images displayed
in both cases.

    <target name="-post-uno-package">
        <zip update="true" destfile="${}">
            <zipfileset dir="registry/data/org/openoffice/Office/images2" includes="*"
casesensitive="yes" prefix="registry/data/org/openoffice/Office/images2" />

* NetBeans 8.0
* AOO API Plugin  4.0.6
* AOO 4.1.0
Can someone who has access to the Wiki update the relevant page?

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