Visual LISP Menu Summary

The following table summarizes the VLISP menu items.

Visual LISP menu items

Menu item



Create a new AutoLISP program file for editing, open an existing file, save changes to program files, build Visual LISP application files, and print program files.


Copy and paste text, undo the last change you made to text (or undo the last command entered in the Console window), select text in the VLISP editor or Console windows, match parentheses in expressions, and redisplay previous commands entered in the Console window. See the chapter titled Developing Programs with Visual LISP for more information on Edit features.


Find and replace text strings, set bookmarks, and navigate among bookmarked text. See Using the Text Editor for information on these topics.


Find and display the value of variables and symbols in your AutoLISP code. For more information on this topic, see chapter 3, Debugging Programs.


Work with projects and compile programs. See Managing Multiple LISP Files, and Compiling and Linking Programs for information on these topics.


Set and remove breakpoints in your program and step through program execution one expression at a time. You can then check the state of variables and the results of expressions. See chapter 3, Debugging Programs, for more information on these features.


Set VLISP options for text formatting and various environment options, such as the placement of windows and toolbars.


Organize the windows currently displayed in your VLISP session, or activate another VLISP or AutoCAD window.


Display Help.