In my experience a Software Developement Kit is a couple hundred MBs worth of advanced documentation, tutorials, utility programs, comprehensive samples, templates, etc. Is something like that available for CorelDRAW? All I've every seen is the .pdf included with it.
Besides the "Macro Programming Guide" and the Object Model diagrams for the individual applications there is the HTML help as integrated with the VBA Editor.
In that Help file you find all classes, properties, methods, events etc. documented with VBA code samples.
Also, there are a few sample projects installed with the applications that are editable as (VBA) code samples.
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Update 4/17/12 -- Shelby Moore put together a good starter guide here:
Hello obrienw; you can go to http://www.unleash.com/ and find all kinds of learning aids
Thank you, but does an actual kit, an official, authorized package from (and developed by) the Corel corporation for VBA / VSTA / COM-Interop development, exist?
I don't remember seeing any books per say from Corel. You can do a web search
obrienw:but does an actual kit, an official, authorized package from (and developed by) the Corel corporation for VBA / VSTA / COM-Interop development, exist?
I haven't seen one but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
Pretty sure there's an active developers forum for vba & corel draw / PP at oberonplace where you might get more help. This particular forum doesn't see much activity.
Hope it helps
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Thanks for the confirmation Klaus, I appreciate it.