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Visual LISP Tutorial: Building a VLX Application

By Alireza Parsai, December 23, 2002

If you want to build an application that consists of lsp and dcl files, the following steps lead you to the result.

1.    In VLISP file menu select Make Application>New Application Wizard [Figure 1].

Figure 1

2.    In the first page of the wizard click Expert option to be able to add your dcl files [Figure 2]. Click Next.

Figure 2

3.     In Application Location field, specify the address of final VLX application. You can use the Browse button to locate the folder. In Application Name field type a name for the application [Figure 3]. Click Next.

Figure 3

4.   Click Next [Figure 4].

Figure 4

5.   Specify the lsp files that you need for the application [Figure 5]. Click Next.

Figure 5

6.   Add dcl files [Figure 6]. Click Next.

Figure 6

7.    If the application uses large files select Optimize and Link, otherwise Standard [Figure 7]. Click Next.

Figure 7

8.            Click finish to build the VLX application.

9.            If you are not familiar with loading applications into AutoCAD, visit: http://www.caddigest.com/subjects/autocad/tutorials/select/parsai_loadingapps.htm.

About the Author

Alireza Parsai is the founder of cadpanel.com. He is a mechanical engineer with more than 12 years experience with AutoCAD. Alireza is an Autodesk Authorized Author, the AutoCAD consultant for Al Khawarizmi Institute, a contributing editor for Augiworld magazine, a writer for CAD Digest, an instructor for AUGI Training Program, and an elected speaker for Autodesk University 2002. He has written 7 books in Farsi, 3 booklets in English, and more than 30 articles for different magazines and newsletters. You can reach him at alireza.parsai@cadpanel.com or visit his website www.cadpanel.com

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