Saving a VEXcode IQ C++ Project on Windows

When working in VEXcode IQ, it is important to understand how to save a C++ project on a Windows device.

The article will cover:

  • Using ‘Save’
  • Using ‘Save As’

Using ‘Save’

Saving a VEXcode IQ C++ project is easy. First, select the project name window.

Project name window

A Save dialog window will open.

Save dialog

Name your project by typing in your device's Save dialog window.

Drive forward save

Note: notice the ‘Save as’ type is ‘VEXcode IQ C++ Project.’ All VEXcode IQ C++ files will have this ‘Save as’ type.

Select the destination, such as the Downloads folder

Download location

Then select ‘Save.’

Select save

The file will save to the chosen destination on your device.


The updated project name will be visible in the project name window.

Updated name

Once a project is saved, VEXcode IQ will automatically save all changes in a project.

Saved icon

Note: Whenever there is an unsaved project, VEXcode IQ will prompt users to save their work if the user attempts to:

  • Close VEXcode IQ
  • Create a new project
  • Open another project
  • Download a project to the IQ Brain

Using ‘Save As’

You can also use the ‘Save As’ option from the File menu to make a copy of a project under a different name or in a different location.

Save as