This tutorial assumes you have some familiarity with LISP or AutoLISP . It also assumes you understand basic Windows ® file management tasks such as creating directories, copying files, and navigating through the file system on your hard disk
or network. If you need a primer on using AutoCAD, please explore the User’s Guide for more information.
In this tutorial
- The Visual LISP ® (VLISP) environment is introduced. This environment provides you with editing, debugging, and other tools specific to the
creation of AutoLISP applications.
- ActiveX ® and Reactor functions of AutoLISP are demonstrated, as well as several other extensions to the AutoLISP language provided
There are the following two possible execution contexts for this tutorial:
- The application may be run as interpreted LISP in piecemeal files and/or functions that are loaded into a single document,
- The program code can be compiled into a VLX application, denoted by a *.vlx executable. A VLX operates from a self-contained namespace that can interact with the application-loading document.