ctrlX CORE - IDE App

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The IDE app provides various development environments (coding, debugging, etc.), which can be used to create program sequences for ctrlX CORE. Currently the IDE app is available in two versions:

Textual Coding represents a web-based development environment (code editor, console, debugging, etc.) with native ctrlX CORE connectivity. It can be used to create Python scripts or edit files in the active solution.

Visual Coding provides a programming framework (code editor, debugger, project management, configuration, etc.) for creating programs based on visual elements, Python and JavaScript. The active editor language can be switched at any time, so that collaborative work is possible.

Textual Coding - Browser based IDE

The IDE app runs directly on the control hardware and is operated via web browser. No development environment on an engineering PC is required.

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Visual Coding - Block View

The advantage of Visual Coding corresponds to the key advantage of Low Code: the fast and agile development of programs. There is no need to write lines of code manually. The programmer does not have to deal with the specifics of the programming language, such as syntax, but intuitively uses predefined program elements, e.g. for variable handling, program loops, control instructions or motion commands. By assembling the building blocks via drag & drop and their parameterization, the program flow is successively created. The actual program code in Python or JavaScript is created automatically in the background.

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Visual Coding - Debugging

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Visual Coding - Python View

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ctrlX CORE - IDE App
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  ctrlX CORE - IDE Textual Code License

  ctrlX CORE - IDE Visual Code License (add-on)

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how can I download the IDE app ?

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Hello Giuseppe,

currently the IDE app is only available via our ctrlX Collaboration Room. Please have a look here, how to get access to the Collaboration Room: FAQ for ctrlX Store (

Regards. Karsten

Community Moderator

Hi evan01,

thank you for the hint. It was an incorrect link, which is now corrected. Please try again.

Best regards. Karsten

Community Manager

Hello evan01,

Thank you for your hint! The link to the documentation page was fixed.                               Sorry for the inconvenience.

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