VEXcode IQ Blocks Version 1.0.1 Release

We are happy to release VEXcode IQ Blocks Version 1.0.1. It can be downloaded here:

New for this version:

  • Implemented support for multiple “When Started” events (Maximum of 3
  • Implemented support for 2D lists (1-indexed arrays)
  • Implemented a “Boolean” variable type
  • Implemented a “While Loop” C-block
  • Implemented a “software update” notification when the user is using an out-of-date version of VEXcode Blocks
  • Implemented “preview” support for Simplified Chinese and Spanish languages
  • Includes UI Elements (Simplified Chinese
  • Translated Blocks (Simplified Chinese + Spanish
  • Future Update: Translated Help
  • Future Update: Translated Subtitles for Tutorial Video
  • Future Update: Translated Comments in Example Project
  • Implemented a user feedback feature
  • Added ability to add and configure the VEX Vision Sensor on PC / Mac / Chromebooks via the “Devices” window
  • Added blocks to support the VEX Vision Sensor
  • Added support for dragging and dropping projects into the application to open
  • Added a feature to indicate on the Brain LCD to the user when a gyro is calibrating at the start of projects using a Gyro-based Drivetrain
  • Added additional tutorial videos
  • Added additional example projects
  • Improved installation system to minimize application size
  • Updated style of installation and application icons
  • Updated built-in Help documentation for new blocks
  • Changed default printing behavior of “print” blocks to not show decimal values. Use the “set print precision” block to display decimal numbers
  • Fixed communication issue where some Dell Chromebooks could not communicate with the IQ Brain
  • Fixed direction of rotation graphical issue with configuring a motor device
  • Fixed an issue where a reporter block for the IQ Distance Sensor may not appear after adding a IQ Distance Sensor as a device
  • Fixed an issue where the “set motor position” block was not having any effect.
  • Fixed issue where block drop-down menus may not close when opening another view

A few known issues with this release:

  1. Blocks do not automatically update when device / direction names change in the Devices window
  2. Share functionality is not yet supported on iOS
  3. Recent Projects is not yet supported on Chrome OS
  4. Projects will not download on iOS if a VEX IQ Controller with a Smart Radio installed is actively linked to a VEX IQ Brain
  5. Tutorial videos cannot be played in “full screen” mode on Chrome OS
  6. When installing on Windows 7, you may receive a warning about unsigned VEX IQ drivers. Users will need to select “Install this driver software anyways” to proceed
  7. Interacting with notes on iOS devices may cause problems with responsiveness. If the workspace is not responsive after interacting with notes, select a Category from the Toolbox to restore the workspace
  8. Using the “Share” button to generate a PDF of the project does not print the content of project notes (yellow boxes) yet

Please note that iOS and ChromeOS builds for this version may be delayed by a few days due to Apple / Google review processes. These will be published as soon as they are approved.

As always, we appreciate any user feedback. If you come across something that doesn’t seem right, please let us know below!

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FYI - Both iOS and ChromeOS builds have been approved and are available on their respective App Stores.

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