Bug 78330 - BASIC: Change/Read Background-Color of a Cell in Calc by a Macro
Summary: BASIC: Change/Read Background-Color of a Cell in Calc by a Macro
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: BASIC (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: BSA
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Reported: 2014-05-06 08:53 UTC by Georg
Modified: 2015-05-06 14:23 UTC (History)
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Description Georg 2014-05-06 08:53:16 UTC
I think i found a problem. 

If you set a background-color of a cell in libreoffice you can't read the actual RGB-Value with the line 'var=ActiveSheet.Cells(c, r).Interior.Color'.
It always returns an older value, not the actual.

But if you change the background value with 'ActiveSheet.Cells(c, r).Interior.Color = RGB(r_val,g_val,b_val)' (actually works), you can read the actual value.

And again, if you now try to read the BG-Color in the macro, you still read the old color.

Operating System: Windows 7
Version: release
Comment 1 Georg 2014-05-06 08:55:36 UTC
*to the last statement, if you change the background in libreoffice again, you can't read it. Thats what i meant.
Comment 2 raal 2014-08-27 12:11:15 UTC
please could you attach test file with macro code? It's VBA code? Thank you
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2015-04-01 14:46:51 UTC
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