Starting, Downloading, and Running a VEXcode EXP C++ Project

Starting and downloading C++ projects in VEXcode EXP is easy.

How to Start a C++ Project


Launch VEXcode EXP


The platform defaults to the Blocks interface.


Select ‘File,’ then ‘New Text Project’ to open the text interface.


Select C++ from the Project Language window.


The C++ interface will open.

How to Build a C++ Project

This section will show you how to create a basic C++ project using commands from the Toolbox. The project outlined here will drive the EXP Clawbot forward for 200 millimeters (mm).


Select ‘File’ then ‘Open Examples” to open a template project.


Select the Clawbot (Drivetrain 2-motor) template. Templates are blank projects with preset device configurations.


Notice that a set of project comments open in the workspace. You will add commands after the comments.


Select enter at the end of the last line of code (line 71). This should create the next numbered line (line 72). This is where you will start adding code to the project.


Now you can add commands from the Toolbox. Select the Drive for command.


Drag the Drive for command into the workspace and place it on the last line of the project (line 72).

How to Download and Run a C++ Project


First, name and save your C++ project. View one of the following articles for detailed information on how to save a VEXcode EXP C++ project:


Then, choose which of the Brain’s slots you will download the project to. To do this, select the ‘Slot’ button on the Toolbar.


Next, connect the Brain to your device (Directly via USB-C) and check that the Brain icon is green.


Select the ‘Download’ button to download the project to the Brain. The project will download to the chosen slot.


Finally, select ‘Run’ to start the project while the robot is still connected to your computer.


Or, disconnect the Brain from your device and run the project on the EXP Brain.

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

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