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VEXcode is free to use.

New features in this version:

  • Improved BLE Communication with VEX IQ Brains over Smart Radios to improve reliability
  • Added BLE Communication indicator to display connection quality during downloads (iOS only)
  • Added new tutorial videos for My Blocks, Storing Data, and Using Events
  • Expanded feedback tool to include additional diagnostic information
  • Added support for Wheelbase parameter for gyro-less Drivetrains
  • Updated Simplified Chinese translation content to include help documentation

Bug Fixes:

  • Resolved an issue where the Feedback system was disabled on iOS devices
  • Resolved an issue with Device Port icon sizes displaying incorrectly on some devices
  • Resolved an issue where My Blocks may disappear from the Toolbox
  • Resolved a consistency issue where Boolean variable constants were displayed with uppercase letters
  • Resolved an issue where track width and wheelbase Drivetrain settings were not appearing in some use cases
  • Resolved an issue where VEX IQ Brains may become unresponsive when connecting to a computer after updating VEX IQ firmware (requires VEX IQ Brain FW 2.1.4)

Known Issues:

  1. Blocks do not automatically update when device / direction names change in the Devices window
  2. Share functionality is not yet supported on iPad/Android
  3. Recent Projects is not yet supported on ChromeOS
  4. Projects will not download on iPad/Android if a VEX IQ Controller with a Smart Radio installed is actively linked to a VEX IQ Brain
  5. Tutorial videos cannot be played in “full screen” mode on ChromeOS
  6. When installing on Windows 7, you may receive a warning about unsigned VEX IQ drivers. Users will need to select “Install this driver software anyways” to proceed
  7. Interacting with notes on iOS devices may cause problems with responsiveness. If the workspace is not responsive after interacting with notes, select a Category from the Toolbox to restore the workspace
  8. Using the “Share” button to generate a PDF of the project does not print the content of project notes (yellow boxes)
  9. My Blocks argument blocks may not appear disabled if you drag them straight from the definition block into any other block - however the block's behavior is actually disabled

VEXcode IQ Text

Release coming in early 2020, including Chromebook support!

VEXcode V5 Blocks - v1.0.8

iOS & Android versions coming soon
Minimum system requirements


New features in this version:

  • Added new tutorial videos for My Blocks, Storing Data, and Using Events
  • Expanded feedback tool to include additional diagnostic information
  • Updated Simplified Chinese translation content to include help documentation

Bug Fixes:

  • Resolved an issue with Device Port icon sizes displaying incorrectly on some devices
  • Resolved an issue where My Blocks may disappear from the Toolbox
  • Resolved a consistency issue where Boolean variable constants were displayed with uppercase letters
  • Resolved an issue where track width and wheelbase Drivetrain settings were not appearing in some use cases
  • Improved the Range Finder 3-wire Device Configuration details to include correct port configuration information
  • Resolved an issue where the Inertial Sensor Print example had incorrect labels

Known Issues:

  1. Blocks do not automatically update when device / direction names change in the Devices window
  2. Recent Projects is not yet supported on ChromeOS
  3. Tutorial videos cannot be played in “full screen” mode on ChromeOS
  4. Using the “Share” button to generate a PDF of the project does not print the content of project notes (yellow boxes)
  5. My Blocks argument blocks may not appear disabled if you drag them straight from the definition block into any other block - however the block's behavior is actually disabled

VEXcode V5 Text - v1.0.3

Chromebook version coming soon
Minimum system requirements


Bug Fixes:

  • Resolved an issue with Device Port icon sizes displaying incorrectly on some devices
  • Resolved an issue where track width and wheelbase Drivetrain settings were not appearing in some use cases
  • Improved the Range Finder 3-wire Device Configuration details to include correct port configuration information
  • Resolved an issue where special characters in a project name prevent a new project from being created
  • Resolved an issue where a new project may not be created when VEXcode V5 Text is ran for the first time
  • Resolved a project build issue when projects were created with an older version of VEXcode V5 Text
  • Resolved an issue where editor theme setting was not being properly loaded at startup
  • Added additional parameters to Simplified Autocomplete for "Motor.spinFor" command
  • Added command help documentation for additional parameters in the "Motor.spinFor" command
  • Updated example projects to use the Motor.spinFor command with the direction parameter
  • Resolved an issue in the “Drivetrain with variables” example project

Known Issues:

  1. The Simplified Autocomplete functionality will be improved for the future releases
  2. The "Accelerometer" device type is not showing up in Autocomplete
  3. “Editor Font Zoom Reset” under “Tool” menu on Windows, resets to slightly smaller font than the default

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