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Blogging away...

Posted 08-06-2008 at 19:56 by Alex

Well, I guess the time has come for me to start my own blog. I have installed the blog addon to the forum so that eveyone can have their own blog section. Feel free to use it...
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Using CorelDRAW/CorelDESIGNER for everyday tasks

Posted 21-07-2008 at 23:06 by Alex
Updated 21-07-2008 at 23:09 by Alex

A lot of people think of graphics design when they are talking about CorelDRAW. Printed ads, brochures, web sites, etc come to mind first. I wanted to share some things I use CorelDRAW and Designer for which might give you some more ideas

I like to build things myself. Some small (and not so small) projects happen every now and then. Like building a cabinet, small shelf or doing major construction project like finishing a basement. And each time I'm about to tackle a new project...
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Macros and CorelDRAW X6 (64-Bit)

Posted 25-03-2012 at 18:27 by shelbym

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The good news in most macros from previous versions of CorelDRAW should work great. The one exception to this are macros that use WinAPI calls. All previous macros that use WinAPI calls will need to be updated for CorelDRAW X6 (64-bit). This is only for the 64-bit version, if you are using the 32-bit version of CorelDRAW, even on a 64-bit version of Windows everything should run as expected.

Why the Change

VBA has used the Long data type...
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Custom .NET Controls in CorelDRAW X6

Posted 25-03-2012 at 22:24 by shelbym
Updated 26-03-2012 at 11:42 by shelbym
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Introduction

With CorelDRAW X6 you can now create custom .NET controls that can be hosted in either a custom docker or the UI itself, including toolbars and menus. I will be doing a few posts on exactly how this is done. For this post we will build our own slider control that will change the line width of the selected shapes.

WPF User Control Library

I will be using Visual Studio 2010 Professional to create the custom control. Start a new project, Visual...
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Custom .NET Dockers in CorelDRAW X6

Posted 01-04-2012 at 23:38 by shelbym

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In the previous blog post we showed an example of a custom WPF control that was hosted in the UI of CorelDRAW. In this post we are going to take a Custom Web Docker that Hendrik had provided as an example and rewrite it as a Custom WPF .NET Docker. If you have never made a custom docker his article is a wonderful place to start. You may find it here: Custom add-ons and dockers in CorelDRAW

WPF User Control Library

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