Load and Save a Project on Android - Load and Save - VEXcode VR

A project can be loaded and saved in VEXcode VR in the following ways:

  • Load an Existing Project
  • Open an Example Project
  • Rename a Project
  • Save Using the File Menu

Note: Screenshots and steps taken from a Samsung Galaxy Tab A Android tablet running Android 7.1.1. Your exact screenshots may vary.


Load an Existing Project

Open an existing project by selecting “Load From Your Device” from the File menu.

Load from your device

If you have not already given permissions to your internet browser to access files on your device, you may be prompted to grant those permissions.

Chrome Alert

Select “Files.”

Load from files

Use the Android interface to navigate and open your existing project. VEXcode VR will only allow you to open files with a .vrblocks file extension.

an open Android project


Open an Example Project

Open an example project by selecting “Open Examples” from the File menu.

Open an example file


Rename a Project

To rename a project, select the project name box.

Project name

Enter the project name, and select “Rename.”

rename


Save Using the File Menu

Open the File menu and select “Save To Your Device.”

Save to device

If you have not already given permissions to your internet browser to download files on your device, you may be prompted to grant those permissions.

Chrome Alert

The Download notification will appear and let you know your project has been saved in the Android device’s “My Files” Downloads folder.

Project download

Open your “My Files” Downloads folder to see your downloaded project.

Downloads folder

In the “My Files” Downloads folder, you'll see a file with a .vrblocks extension. This means your project has been successfully saved.

VR Blocks extension


Common Issue when Loading/Saving

A common issue when using VEXcode Project files (.vrblocks) is trying to select the .vrblocks file to be opened directly by the operating system.

If you try to open a VEXcode Project file (.vrblocks) by tapping it, it will show the following error message:

Android error

All VEXcode VR Project files (.vrblocks) can ONLY be opened within VEXcode VR. View the "Load an Existing Project" section from this article for more information.

Load from your device