Converting a Blocks Project to Text in VEXcode IQ

A blocks project can easily be converted to a text project in VEXcode IQ.


How to Convert a Blocks Project to Text

Blocks project

Once you have a blocks project created in VEXcode IQ, the project can be converted into a text project.

Clawbot Drivetrain Icon

Note: the blocks project shown in this article uses the Clawbot (Drivetrain, 2-motor) template.

Code viewer

Open the Code Viewer by selecting the icon in the top right next to the Devices icon.

View C Code

The Code Viewer shows the text version of the blocks project in the workspace.

Convert to text

Once you are ready to convert the blocks project to a text project, select the ‘Convert to Text Project’ button in the bottom right of the Code Viewer.

FR Blocks

If you have not yet saved your blocks project, a window will appear to prompt you to save your project as a .iqblocks file. For more information about saving a blocks project in VEXcode IQ, view the VEX Library articles on Saving a project (Windows, macOS, Chromebook).

FR IQcpp

Once the blocks project is saved, the text workspace will appear. You will be prompted to save your text project as a .iqcpp file. For more information about saving a text project in VEXcode IQ, view the VEX Library articles on Saving a project (Windows, macOS, Chromebook).

saved IQ

Once the project is saved, you can continue working on your text project or download the project to an IQ Brain.

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