Basic Project Structure for Your First Project in VEXcode Pro V5

The very basic V5 Text program must include the following basic program structure:

#include "vex.h"
using namespace vex;

vex::brain Brain;
int main() {
	// code segments go here
	return 0;

When the V5 IDE creates a project for you, it creates a file called robot-config.h by default. This file has already included the following: brain Brain;

Therefore, you should not declare another instance of “Brain” again in your code. All samples below assume the following template setup:

Scope: This document will cover primitive data types, fundamentals for how to use them, as well as caution about common mistakes.

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