Much of the time you spend in Visual LISP will be writing or modifying AutoLISP programs. Visual LISP comes with an integrated
text editor for you to use when editing AutoLISP code.
NoteThe Visual LISP IDE is available on Windows only.
The text editor is much more than a writing tool, it is a central component of the Visual LISP programming environment. To
appreciate the versatility and value of the text editor, you need to be familiar with the AutoLISP programming language.
Here are some of the major features of the text editor:
- Color Coding of Files
Assign distinct colors to different parts of an AutoLISP program. This allows you to find program components easily such
as function calls and variable names, and helps you find typographical errors.
- Formatting of Text
Format AutoLISP code as it is typed, making the code easier to read. You can set how your AutoLISP code is formatted by selecting
from a number of different formatting styles.
- Parenthesis Matching
Identify missing parentheses by finding the close parenthesis that goes with an open parenthesis.
- Execution of AutoLISP Expressions
Test expressions and lines of code without leaving the text editor.
- Multiple File Searching
Search for a word or expression in several files.
- Syntax Checking of AutoLISP Code
Evaluate AutoLISP code and highlight syntax errors.