Who else is waiting for the time you can open two programs at once on VCS?

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    Lukyan_1

    Dec 5 Woodbridge, VA 4303A

    If there is a way tell me, it pisses me off when I have to change something in the other program and the first program closes

  2. Barin

    Dec 5 Arizona

    @Lukyan_1 If there is a way tell me, it pisses me off when I have to change something in the other program and the first program closes

    You can use Sandboxie to "sandbox" a second instance of VCS.

    Or you can just switch to Robot Mesh Studio C++ which uses a very similar C++ API.

  3. nnolte

    Dec 6 Event Partner, V5 Beta Tester Appleton, WI

    There is a little trick you can do in Windows 10 to allow you to have two (or more) instances of the program open and therefore have more than one project open at once.

    In order to open a second instance of VCS (or any Windows program), navigate to the folder that the program lives in (for VCS it is C:\Program Files (x86)\VEX Robotics\VEX Coding Studio), hold down shift and right click on the executable file. You will have an option to "Run as different user". You will need to have another user account set up on the machine in order to do this, and you will need credentials to log in to it. If you don't already have another account on your machine, you can create one for this purpose. Use the credentials for the other account to run the program, and voila, you will have two copies of VCS running! Since the second instance is running under a different user, it will only have access to the files and file locations that the account can access, so you may need to save the files you want to open with that account to a shared location on the computer that the account can access.

    I don't know what will happen if you connect a V5 when you have two instances of VCS running - I don't know which if either will communicate with it. But it is a useful trick to be able to compare two files and work on them both at the same time.

  4. Joshua_L

    Dec 6 Virginia 80708X Exobytes

    Or if ur extra lazy, just copy and paste your other code into a text file.

  5. Lukyan_1

    Dec 6 Woodbridge, VA 4303A

    @Joshua_L that's what I did lmao, but it doesn't look good so I don't use it other than the backup

 

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