How to Address Coding Error Messages in VEX Coding Studio

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Step 1: View the error indicators in the editor

  • Notice that if VEX Coding Studio cannot turn your code into a working robot program, a "Compiliation Failed" message will be displayed.
  • Remember, additional indicators may appear depending on which language you are using.
    • In Modkit Block, blocks with errors will turn red.
    • In VEX C++ and C++ Pro, a red circle containing an "x" will be shown next to the line of code with an error.

NOTE: These indicators on their own may be sufficient for you to determine the cause of error. If so, skip ahead to Step 4.

Step 2: Open the Console drawer to see the error message details

  • Double-click the button at the bottom of the window to open the Console drawer.
  • Alternatively, drag the gray Console drawer slider up to slide the Console drawer window open.

Step 3: Pay attention to the error location arrow

  • Scroll through the Console text area until the red error message is clearly in view.
    • If you have more than one error, start from the topmost.
  • Check the arrow that points to a specific part of the code to pinpoint the cause of error.

Step 4: Update your code, then retry downloading your program

  • Retry downloading your program after making your changes.

NOTE: If you have corrected all errors, a "Download complete" message will be displayed. You may wish to clear the Console text and/or close the Console drawer window before continuing.