Using VEXcode EXP C++ Example Projects and Templates

Example projects and Templates are a great resource if you are just getting started with VEXcode EXP and want to explore different robot behaviors. Example projects and Templates also allow you to observe how different commands in VEXcode EXP are used.

Using C++ Example Projects


To open an Example Project, select the File menu and choose ‘Open Examples.’


Icons for many different Example Projects will be shown. Each icon represents a different project and is colored according to the command categories.


The Filter bar can be used to quickly find a specific type of example.


To open any example, select one from the menu.


Commands for the example base project will populate in the workspace. These commands and their parameters can be changed or removed. Additional commands can be added to modify the example project.


Save (Windows, macOS, Chromebook) and build the example to try it on your robot.

Using Templates


There is also a special type of example called a Template.


Templates have a special icon and are used to create a blank project with a preset device configuration.


If using a standard robot build, like the Clawbot, a Template can be used to quickly get started with a new project.

Descriptions in C++ Example Projects and Templates


Each C++ Example Project and Template contains a description in the workspace. Descriptions can be used to document certain information in a project.


In a C++ Example Project, the description provides a short summary for what the project does and also lists the device configuration.


In a Template, the description notes which devices are listed in the configuration.

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