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Hi Mauricio,

I have translated the steps to C++ with createInstance => new
and keeping setPropertyValue or using method MergeDefaultAttributes.
The custom shape is generated, but the faulty method (for which I have the patch) is not touched.

It seems, it is needed, that the custom shape is generated with the mouse.

At least I now know, how to generate a custom shape in a Basic macro. :)

Kind regards

Mauricio Baeza schrieb am 11.02.2021 um 19:26:
On Thu, 2021-02-11 at 19:08 +0100, Regina Henschel wrote:
Hi all,

does someone has a basic macro snippet for to insert a custom shape
(e.g. a smiley) into a page?

Background: For a unit test I need to insert a custom shape via code
similar to as it is done via mouse. But I have no idea how to code
it. A
macro might give me an initial stage for a solution.

Kind regards

For Calc, for example:

Sub Main
Dim size As New
Dim args(0) As New

     doc = ThisComponent
     sheet = doc.getCurrentController.getActiveSheet()
     dp = sheet.getDrawPage()
     shape =

     size.Width = 5000
     size.Height = 5000
     args(0).Name = "Type"
     args(0).Value = "smiley"
     shape.setPropertyValue("CustomShapeGeometry", args)
End Sub

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