Adding Commands and Subsystems to the project

Commands and Subsystems each are created as classes. The plugin has built-in templates for both Commands and Subsystems to make it easier for you to add them to your program.

Adding subsystems to the project

Adding subsystems to the project

To add a subsystem, right-click on the desired folder and select Create a new class/command in the drop down menu. Then select Subsystem or PID Subsystem.

Naming the subsystem

Naming the subsystem

Fill in a name for the subsystem. This will become the resultant class name for the subsystem so the name has to be a valid class name for your language.

Subsystem created in project

Subsystem created in project

You can see the new subsystem created in the Subsystems folder in the project. To learn more about creating subsystems, see the Simple Subsystems article.

Adding a command to the project

Adding a command to the project

A command can be created for the project using steps similar to creating a subsystem. First right-click on the folder name in the project, then select Create a new class/command in the drop down menu. Then select Command, Instant Command, TimedCommand or Trigger:

  • Command -  A basic command that operates on a subsystem
  • Instant Command - A command that runs and completes instantly
  • Timed Command - A command that runs for a specified time duration
  • Trigger - A command that is easily tied to a button input on a joystick.

Set the command name

Enter the Command name into the dialog box. This will be the class name for the Command so it must be a valid class name for your language.

Command created in the project

Command created in the project

You can see that the Command has been created in the Commands folder in the project in the Project Explorer window. To learn more about creating commands, see the Creating Simple Commands article.