Welcome to the CorelDRAW Developer Area

The CorelDRAW SDK enables developers and ISVs to expand the creative and technical graphics power of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite and CorelDRAW Technical Suite. This page provides you with the documentation and inspiration to get started with your programming projects quickly.

The CorelDRAW SDK enables you to create plugins and tools that can be built on top of CorelDRAW, Corel DESIGNER or Corel PHOTO-PAINT applications.

Join the CorelDRAW Developer community to ask questions, share your projects or discuss best practices with other CorelDRAW Developers. Plus, once you joined the Developer area, you will be able to search the full API reference using the search field above.

The CorelDRAW SDK is absolutely free! If you aren't a member yet, simply click on the join now button above and include a few details about the type of development you do with CorelDRAW Graphics Suite / CorelDRAW Technical Suite.

Getting started

Consult the Programming Guide to learn how to develop your own macros using the integrated Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) or Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA) interfaces.

Tutorials and Samples

Follow tutorials created by our experts and learn from their code samples.


Browse the actual Object Model API reference for CorelDRAW, Corel DESIGNER and Corel PHOTO-PAINT.


Join the Developer Community to participate in discussions amongst CorelDRAW developers.