Using the Autocomplete Feature in a VEXcode VR Python Project

Using the Autocomplete functionality while creating a Python project in VEXcode VR can help save time and prevent errors while typing commands.


How to Use Autocomplete

Step 1: Begin typing to open the selection menu.

Selection Menu

The device or command name will appear in a drop-down selection menu.

command list

To access a list of the possible commands available using the Autocomplete function, press Control + Space (on Windows, macOS, and Chrome OS).

Step 2: Make a Selection with the AutoComplete

drivetrain

Press “Enter/Return” or “Tab” on your keyboard or left click on the command with your mouse to make a selection.

Note that with longer selection menus, you can make a selection using one of the following options:

  • Use your “Up” and “Down” keys to select the name you want, then press “Tab” or (Enter/Return) on your keyboard to make the selection.
  • Use your mouse to scroll up and down in the Autocomplete menu. Then left click on the desired selection.

Step 3: Add a Dot Operator to List all the Commands Available to that Device

dot operator added

Adding a dot operator (a period, “.”) will open a new menu of all commands available to the device.

Step 4: Make a Selection by Using One of the Following Options

Choose command
  • Use the “Up” and “Down” buttons on your keyboard to navigate the menu and then press “Return" on Mac, “Enter" on Windows or Chromebook to make a selection.
  • Left click with your mouse on the desired command.

Step 5: Add Parameters

drive forward

Parameters are the options that are passed to the command between the parenthesis.

adding mm or inches

Some commands require multiple parameters be set. Add a comma after a parameter to add another parameter.

finished command

Once all parameters have been added to the command, the command is complete!

For more information, help, and tips, check out the many resources at VEX Professional Development Plus