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VEXcode IQ - v2.0 Preview

 

 

Changes:

  • Rebranded from "VEXcode IQ Blocks" to "VEXcode IQ"
  • Added IQ C++ support to VEXcode IQ
  • Added IQ C++ code viewer while in Blocks mode
  • Added errors display interface to VEXcode text viewer
  • Added ability to convert Blocks Projects to C++
  • Updated and added Blocks example projects
  • Updated Vision Utility to display the center coordinates of a detected object instead of the origin coordinates
  • Updated Vision Utility to allow you to select an image area by dragging in any direction
  • Resolved issue where ghost text may appear when dragging blocks
  • Add software privacy policy link in the “About” dialog window
  • Resolved an issue where My Blocks may not load properly on project load
  • Resolved an issue where invalid data was generated for Trig functions - all Trig functions now return degrees
  • Added new preview languages - Deutsch, Lietuvių, Русский, Suomi, Türkçe
  • Small increase to the memory available per stack (when started/event/thread) to allow for larger and more complex projects

 

Known Issues:

  1. [Blocks] Using the “Share” button to generate a PDF of a project does not print the content of project notes (yellow boxes)
  2. [Blocks] Motor commands do not automatically update when device/direction names change in the Devices window
  3. [Blocks] My Blocks parameter blocks may not appear disabled if you drag them straight from the definition block into any block outside of the originating My Block - however, the parameter's behavior is disabled
  4. [Blocks] Undo/Redo actions in the Blocks interface can cause you to lose your blocks project if triggered directly after opening the Help / Devices / Code Viewer panels
  5. [iPad] Share feature is disabled due to Safari engine issue
  6. [Android] Share feature is disabled due to Chrome engine issue
  7. [Chrome OS] Saved indicator text may display “Not Saved” when the code is actually saved. Users can hit save to force the label to match the current state
  8. [Blocks] The horizontal scroll bar in the code viewer may not be visible, but horizontal scrolling is allowed
  9. [C++] Linker errors will appear in a pop-up error window as opposed to appearing in the “Errors” interface.
  10. [All] Example project names are not translated yet

VEXcode V5 - v2.0 Preview

 

Android support coming in August 2020

Changes:

  • Rebranded from "VEXcode V5 Blocks" to "VEXcode V5"
  • Added V5 Python support to VEXcode
  • Added V5 Python code viewer while in Blocks mode
  • Added ability to convert Blocks Projects to Python
  • Updated and added Blocks example projects
  • Add support for V5 3-Wire Expander Smart Device
  • Updated Vision Utility to display the center coordinates of a detected object instead of the origin coordinates
  • Updated Vision Utility to allow you to select an image area by dragging in any direction
  • Added V5 iPadOS support (iOS/iPadOS 12.x Minimum)
  • Resolved issue where ghost text may appear when dragging blocks
  • Increase maximum 1D list size to 20 elements and 2D list size to 20 rows / 20 columns
  • Add privacy policy link to about dialog
  • Added Tutorial video filter based on the operating system
  • Resolved an issue where My Blocks may not load properly on project load
  • Resolved an issue where invalid data was generated for Trig functions - all Trig functions now return degrees
  • Added new preview languages - Deutsch, Lietuvių, Русский, Suomi, Türkçe

Known Issues:

  1. [Blocks] Using the “Share” button to generate a PDF of a project does not print the content of project notes (yellow boxes)
  2. [Blocks] Motor commands do not automatically update when device/direction names change in the Devices window
  3. [Blocks] My Blocks parameter blocks may not appear disabled if you drag them straight from the definition block into any block outside of the originating My Block - however, the parameter's behavior is disabled
  4. [Blocks] Undo/Redo in blocks can cause you to lose your blocks project after opening the Help / Devices / Code Viewer windows.
  5. [iOS] Share feature is disabled due to Safari engine issue
  6. [Chrome OS] Saved indicator text may display “Not Saved” when the code is actually saved. Users can hit save to force the label to match the current state
  7. [Blocks] The horizontal scroll bar in the code viewer may not be visible, but horizontal scrolling is allowed

VEXcode Pro V5 - v2.0 Preview

 

Changes:

  • Rebranded from "VEXcode V5 Text" to "VEXcode Pro V5"
  • Add support for V5 3-Wire Expander Smart Device
  • Resolved an issue where the Drivetrain device was generating incorrect code for the “wheelbase” and “track width” parameters
  • Resolved an issue where users could enter a gear ratio of zero which would generate a compiler error
  • Updated Vision Utility to display the center coordinates of a detected object instead of the origin coordinates
  • Updated Vision Utility to allow you to select an image area by dragging in any direction

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

VEXcode Minimum System Requirements

We recommend the following minimum requirements, regardless of whether you are using VEXcode or VEXcode Pro.

Windows

  • Windows 8 or higher
  • 1GB of HDD Space
  • 1x USB 2.0 or 3.0 Port

Mac

  • MacOS 10.13 or higher
  • 1GB of HDD Space
  • 1x USB 2.0 or 3.0 Port

Chromebook

  • ChromeOS 75 or higher
  • 1GB of HDD Space
  • 1x USB 2.0 or 3.0 Port
  • Internet connectivity for downloading projects

iOS / iPadOS

  • iOS12 or higher
  • 600MB of Storage
  • BLE 4.0 Support
  • Internet connectivity for downloading projects

Android

  • Android 6.0+
  • 7+ inch screen
  • 300MB of Storage
  • BLE 4.0 Support
  • Internet connectivity for downloading projects

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