Configuring the V5 Controller in VEXcode Pro V5

When starting to program with VEXcode Pro V5, Controller commands will not appear in the Command Reference until a Controller has been configured.

  • You can only configure two Controllers per project.
  • A Clawbot Template (Drivetrain) example project is used for the following configuration of a Controller.

Adding a Controller

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To configure a Controller, select the Robot Configuration button to open the Robot Configuration window. A project must be open in order to use the Robot Configuration window.

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Select “Add a device.”

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Select "Controller."

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If you want to program the Controller using VEXcode Pro V5, select “Done” to complete the configuration or “Cancel” to return back to the Robot Configuration window.

Note: If you want to configure the Controller for use without programming, see the additional options below.


Changing a Controller’s Left and Right Buttons

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You can change which motors the Left and Right buttons control by selecting the buttons to cycle through the motors until the desired motor is shown.

Note: The motors must be configured before assigning actions to buttons. For more information on how to configure motors, click here.


Changing a Controller’s Joysticks

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You can change the drive-mode of the robot by selecting the Joysticks to cycle through the modes until the desired mode is shown. The four modes are: Left Arcade, Right Arcade, Split Arcade, Tank.

Note: The Drivetrain must be configured before assigning a drive-mode. A Drivetrain can be configured with a gyro and without a gyro.


Changing a Controller’s Arrow and Letter Buttons

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You can change which motors the Arrow and Letter buttons control by selecting the buttons to cycle through the motors until the desired motor is shown.

Note: The motors must be configured before assigning actions to buttons. For more information on how to configure motors, click here.

Note: Only the Up and Down Arrow buttons and X and B Letter buttons are configurable. 


Switching the Direction of a Controller’s Buttons

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The Controller Settings window also allows the swap arrow to switch which buttons control each direction of the motor.


Deleting a Controller

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A Controller can also be deleted by selecting the “Delete” option at the bottom of the window.

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