We're really excited on the CorelDRAW Product and Development teams to launch the first real CorelDRAW Software Development Kit (SDK) and Developer Documentation. We know many independent developers have created great extensions for CorelDRAW / Corel DESIGNER / Corel PHOTO-PAINT by using the set of APIs available with the product and tools such as Visual Basic for Applications or Visual Studio. We also wanted to provide more documentation, samples and tutorials for anyone who wants to create macros or add-ons for the CorelDRAW family of products, reason for the introduction of the new Developer Area in the CorelDRAW Community.
In addition to access to the developer related forums, we're also making available a full API reference, an online programming guide as well as detailed articles to get developers build great solutions for CorelDRAW Graphics Suite and CorelDRAW Technical Suite. Plus, if you join the Developer Area (it's free, just click on the link at the top and let us know what you are or plan to develop for CorelDRAW), you will be able to participate in the Developer forums to share your insights and ask questions. In addition, the full API references becomes searchable for those who join, e.g. you can quickly access the relevant documentation as you code.
In the coming weeks, we will also be making available licenses of the CorelDRAW software at a reduced price for development purpose only, to enable everyone to create amazing new extensions for Corel's Graphics programs used by over 10M users around the world.
We would love to hear your feedback and comments about the Developer Area. Let us know what you think by replying to this thread.
What about SDK for 2020?
If you want to see the changes for 2020 you can look at my blog post here: Differences between VGCore (2019) and VGCore (2020)
I basically know part of the differences and I will look at the link, too, but I am concern because the next fact: Using intellisense and wanting to check some functions/properties in details, in all the other versions I used to select the property in discussion and press F1. I used to be directed to 'Corel X8 (for instance) SDK documentation' page. Now. it points to 'Corel 2020 SDK documentation' and only the next message is shown: "Unfortunately, the page you've requested no longer exists. Please use the search form above to locate the information you're interested in.". I am logged on, I can check my profile, but no specific page. Is it a workaround able to redirect at 'Corel 2019 SDK documentation', for example, instead? Isn't it a temporary period until Corel will set the page? Is it something wrong with my installation?
Edited: Tanks again! Downloaded the document. Nice work!
I have X8 installed and when I press F1, it is correctly going to the X8 version of the online documentation.
For 2020 you will get an error until Corel updates it for 2020.