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How to pass an array of objects in python?

Posted on 2010-11-24
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My ultimate goal is to insert an image in doc that is open in writer.

Right now I have the following code:

 
import Danny.OOo.OOoLib as OOoLib
import unohelper
import os.path
import glob
from com.sun.star.beans import PropertyValue
from array import array



#dim args1(3) as new com.sun.star.beans.PropertyValue
#args1(0).Name = "FileName"
#args1(0).Value = "file://tesla/images/674.png"
#args1(1).Name = "FilterName"
#args1(1).Value = "<All formats>"
#args1(2).Name = "AsLink"
#args1(2).Value = false
#args1(3).Name = "Style"
#args1(3).Value = "Graphics"

L =  [ PropertyValue() for i in range(4)]


L[0].Name="FileName"
L[0].Value="file://home/ollie/Desktop/Screenshot.png"
L[1].Name="FilterName"
L[1].Value="<All formats>"
L[2].Name = "AsLink"
L[2].Value = False
L[3].Name="Style"
L[3].Value="Graphics"



desktop = OOoLib.getDesktop()
doc=desktop.getCurrentComponent()
dispatcher = OOoLib.getServiceManager().createInstance('com.sun.star.frame.DispatchHelper') 
dispatcher.executeDispatch(doc, ".uno:InsertGraphic", "", 0, L)

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The executeDispatch call fails with the following error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "test.py", line 43, in ?
    dispatcher.executeDispatch(doc, ".uno:InsertGraphic", "", 0, L)
uno.com.sun.star.uno.RuntimeException: exceptions.AttributeError: 'list' object has no attribute 'getTypes', traceback follows\nno traceback available

I think the problem is that I'm passing a python list when the called function is expecting the equivalent of a java array. How do I convert the list to something that has an attribute getTypes? Or do I need to create my own class and implement a getTypes method?
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Question by:opike
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Hi,

last line of your code should be

dispatcher.executeDispatch(doc.getCurrentController(), '.uno:InsertGraphic', '', 0, tuple(L))

and it will work
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by:opike
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Thanks that got me past that issue but it's still not quite working yet. :) I'll open another thread for the new message.
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