Guys, on Monday I worked ~ 4 hours to create my first CDR 2019 document with macros. An algorithm ensures, that the document is saved from time to time, those macros should process images from a folder and save the output in a new folder. After the last image had been created, my document with macros had been saved, and I finished my work.Today I want to use the macros again, opened my document, but there hadn't been any VBA code anymore. The last processed image had been saved with the document, but no VBA-Code is in.I also did a small test: I created a new document, wrote a small 'Hello World' Sub, where the document gets saved as well. I ran it, closed it and reopened it: No VBA anymore.If you want to use VBA, avoid Corel 2019!
This would not be so bad I think if at least the VBA documet events work...
Did you try this aspect, too?
I mean Document_QueryClose, PageActivate, ShapeChange etc... I do not have 2019 installed in order to test that.
Maybe it's a higher level of security. Theoretically you can make a virus besides the code doing something. In a .gms file you firstly must put it in a special path in order to run... A .cdr document it is necessary only to open it.
You can write macro, save it to GMS-file and make button for your macro on any CorelDraw's panel.
Document events may be processed from any gms-file. You can even set properties of your document and Document_Open will only process documents with the property you need
I all the time use GMS files.
But sometimes I need the document events. For instance, I have a GMS preparing the layout for cutting and I need it to update the page size according to selected document/page dimensions. It shows them on the form interface and makes calculations regarding the optimum arrangement. I have programmatically written the document events in order to send this information to the (waiting) GMS...
I use this approach because the similar events of GlobalMacros do something different (which I alo need)...
Of course I can find a different approach if needed but the most convenient way would be to just export the existing module/form in a GMS file created for 2019.