Opening and Saving VEXcode 123 Projects on a Chromebook

This article will cover the following topics:


Create a New Project

A new project opens when VEXcode 123 is opened. But, a new project can also be opened from the File Menu.

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Select ‘New Blocks Project’ from the File Menu.

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When creating a new project, a prompt will appear asking to save if the current project has not already been saved. See the ‘Save a Project’ section for details on how to save a project.


Open an Example Project

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Open an example project by selecting ‘Open Examples’ from the File menu.


Open an Existing Project

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Select ‘Open’ from the File Menu to open an existing project.

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Select the file, then select ‘Open’ to open a project.

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The project will open in the Workspace, and the name of the project will appear in the Project Name window.


Save a Project

A project can be saved in VEXcode 123 by using the File Menu and Save as a copy.

Save Using the File Menu

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Open the File menu and select ‘Save.’

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The Chromebook’s file menu will then open with the existing VEXcode Project name.

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Name your project by typing in your Chromebook's Save dialog window. Notice the .123blocks file extension after the file name. All VEXcode 123 files will have this file extension.

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Select the destination, such as the Downloads folder.

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Then select ‘Save.’

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The name of the project will appear in the Project Name window.

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After a project is saved, VEXcode 123 will automatically save all changes in a project.

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Whenever there is an unsaved project VEXcode 123 will prompt users to save their work if the user attempts to:

  • Create a new project
  • Open another project

Save a Copy

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To make a copy of a project under a different name or in a different location, select ‘Save As’ in the File menu.