Bug 118129 - The implementation of the ooo.vba.excel.XWindow.Caption property getter obviously does not work as intended
Summary: The implementation of the ooo.vba.excel.XWindow.Caption property getter obvio...
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: BASIC (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Andreas Heinisch
Whiteboard: target:7.2.0
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Blocks: Macro-VBA
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Reported: 2018-06-12 12:43 UTC by How can I remove my account?
Modified: 2021-05-25 10:58 UTC (History)
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Description How can I remove my account? 2018-06-12 12:43:33 UTC
In sc/source/ui/vba/vbawindow.cxx, in the function ScVbaWindow::getCaption(), we have:

>    static const char sCrud[] = " - OpenOffice.org Calc";

which obviously won't have the intended effect. This should be changed to use the actual product name of the LO build instead.

Or then maybe what the code attempts to do there is completely unnecessary anyway, and it is perfectly fine to just have the Caption property return the whole window title. After all, that is what the code has done since LibreOffice's first release.

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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_13_5) AppleWebKit/605.1.15 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/11.1.1 Safari/605.1.15
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2018-06-22 16:36:09 UTC
I believe you, thus this goes to NEW
Comment 2 QA Administrators 2019-06-23 02:52:07 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 3 How can I remove my account? 2021-01-08 09:07:13 UTC
Note that I personally have zero interest in that part of the code any longer. Also, to really check what effect this has one would need a test program in Visual Basic, to run against LibreOffice before and after the patch, and compare to how Excel behaves. I don't have any such environment any longer. I almost feel like resolving this as WONTFIX.
Comment 4 How can I remove my account? 2021-01-08 09:08:39 UTC
(And yes, I do mean Visual Basic, the thing that has been dead for ages. Not VBA.)
Comment 5 Commit Notification 2021-05-25 10:56:27 UTC
Andreas Heinisch committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":


tdf#118129 - return only the caption property of the frame

It will be available in 7.2.0.

The patch should be included in the daily builds available at
https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/ in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:

Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.