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StarOffice Basic (also known as StarBasic and OOoBasic) is a dialect of BASIC that is included with the OpenOffice.org and StarOffice office suites.
Although StarBasic itself is similar to other dialects of Basic, such as Microsoft's VBA, the application programming interface (API) is very different, as the example below of a macro illustrates.
' Count number of paragraphs in a text document
DIM Doc AS Object, Enum AS Object, Count AS LONG
Doc = ThisComponent
' Is this a text document?
IF NOT Doc.SupportsService("com.sun.star.text.TextDocument") THEN
MsgBox "This macro must be run from a text document", 64, "Error"
Count = 0
' Examine each component - paragraph or table?
Enum = Doc.Text.CreateEnumeration
TextEl = Enum.NextElement
' Is the component a paragraph?
IF TextEl.SupportsService("com.sun.star.text.Paragraph") THEN
Count = Count + 1
MsgBox Count, 0, "Paragraph Count"