Using the Text Editor

If you just need to run a few simple AutoLISP expressions, entering the expressions in the VLISP System Console may suffice. For anything more than that, however, you will need to use the VLISP text editor and save your AutoLISP code in a file.

The text editor is a basic component of VLISP. It is easy to use and, if you have some experience using Windows, you can begin using it after a quick review of this chapter.

The VLISP text editor has a number of features designed to support AutoLISP programming, such as selecting of complete AutoLISP expressions, matching of balanced parentheses, syntax coloring, and executing AutoLISP expressions without leaving the editor window. Most text editor commands can be called from the menu bar, and some of the most frequently used commands are also available from toolbar push buttons.