Custom .NET Dockers in CorelDRAW X6 and Using XSLT Files Instead of VBA

April 16, 2012

Two weeks ago I shared two blog posts Shelby Moore wrote and Macros and Custom .NET Controls in CorelDRAW X6. Today I want to share two more of Shelby’s posts. Note that these posts are written for those who want to dig deeper into automating CorelDRAW. The information contained will be of most use to programmers, but all of you can read the posts to see the new tools available to programmers for automating CorelDRAW X6.

First is a post on Custom .NET Dockers in CorelDRAW X6. Many of the most useful features in CorelDRAW can be found in a Docker. Using the techniques in this post, developers can create their own custom Dockers using the .NET technology. By doing this, the custom Docker will look like a native feature and development should be quicker for those familiar with .NET.

Most developers extend CorelDRAW with macros, but another way is by creating an “add-on” in XSLT format. We’re very proud that our EZ Metrics was the first add-on for CorelDRAW. Before anyone asks, we have not yet released a version of EZ Metrics compatible with CorelDRAW X6. Shelby tell you about Using XSLT Files Instead of VBA in his most recent post.

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