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Programming Microsoft® Robotics Studio by Sara Morgan

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Chapter 3. Visual Programming Language

Visual Programming Language (VPL) is a graphical application design tool that you can use to create and execute simple or complex robotics applications. The tool is intuitive and easy to use. You can drag and drop programming elements onto a design surface and then use connections to specify inputs and outputs (see Figure 3-1). The elements can be as simple as a data value or as complex as a service. This chapter will cover how to use the VPL design tool to write both a simple application and a custom activity. You will learn how to send notifications, use built-in services, and debug a VPL application. The chapter should be of interest to beginning and experienced developers.

Figure 3-1. The VPL design tool ...

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