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.

Using ‘Save’

Project name window

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

Save dialog

A Save dialog window will open.

Drive forward save

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

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

Download location

Select the destination, such as the Downloads folder.

Select save

Then select ‘Save.’


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

Updated name

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

Saved icon

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

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’

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.

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

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