In many times i going to Macro Manager Docker to creates C# macros, c# macros have the advantage over addons becauses dont requiresclose and reopen coreldraw all times when the codes changes, is very usuful to makes tests, but if you code breaks coreldraw crashesand the visual studio will close then is heigher the risk to lost the lasts changes in code. Another disadvantageis require thespecifique version of visual studio.
To work around this disadvantage and maintains the "hot code edit" vantage, i have creates a addon docker whose monitor a folder to display a tree wichcontains dll,class,method.
this docker will permits editions in dll files and not required reopen coreldraw similary Macro Manager Docker, but you dont lost code if coreldraw crashespermits the use any visual studio version, and use VB not only C#Uses the same macro official template, located in the <corel installation folder>/Data/VGCoreApp.vstax, but only requires custom attributes to works fine, you can creates you self templatedocs.microsoft.com/.../how-to-update-existing-templates
i has create a c# template, this template copys the created dll to "c:\cdrCommands", you can edit this path editing the file "ClassLibrary2.csproj",in line 54 and 55,VGCore reference will needs update to target coreldraw version to use in visual studio copy the zip to %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Visual Studio <version>\Templates\ProjectTemplates
In monitored folder can puts many dll.To create the dll use Class Library Template .net framework (not core, not standart) in visual studio A dll can contains many class.A class can contains many methods.
class require the attribute [CgsAddInModule] and [CgsAddInConstructor] in the constructor method, pass the coreldraw application object in the constructormethods require the attribute [CgsAddInMacro]this works like VSTA macros in Macro Manager.
after you can reuse yous dll in another projects.
I use many times the vsta macros to makes tests, i has create this tool to personal uses, but maybes helps you too
Source code: github.com/.../RunCommandDocker
Tests Demo: https://youtu.be/LT8luj9DFoA
I only got a few minutes to look at this. Going to dig into it more when I get some time, but from what I have seen so far pretty darn cool!
New test demo
Hi Shelby, you can take a look, VB Command not works · Issue #1 · bonus630/RunCommandDocker (github.com)
New UI, some improvements
New test demo, command running in async background
New functions, Basic project creation, compile project, c# and vb. This functions can eliminate the need for visual studio