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Which Editor to Use for AutoLISP Development: Notepad to Visual Studio Code

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    Whether you are new to AutoLISP programming or not, the right editor can make a big difference. There are many different editors that you can use to edit AutoLISP (LSP) files; some are plain text editors with no specialized features, while others are specially designed to understand the syntax of the AutoLISP programming language. There are two specialized editors that Autodesk currently supports for AutoLISP development: Visual LISP integrated development environment (IDE) and Microsoft Visual Studio (VS) Code. Both editors offer several tools for editing, formatting, and debugging AutoLISP files. During this session, you will learn about the many features that the Visual LISP IDE and VS Code editors offer to improve the writing and managing of LSP files. If you are already a user of the Visual LISP IDE, you will learn how to use VS Code to work with AutoLISP files.

    Key Learnings

    • Discover the benefits of specialized AutoLISP editors over plain text editors.
    • Learn how to create and format LSP files with the Visual LISP editor and VS Code.
    • Learn how to debug using the tools of the Visual LISP editor and VS Code.
    • Learn how to manage and secure source code with AutoLISP projects.