Starter Services

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VPL Utilities: Utilities Overview

VPL Robotics Services: Robotics Services Overview

VPL User Interface Services: User Interface Services Overview

VPL Simulation Services: Simulation Services Overview

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Starter Services

VPL comes with a set of services that can help you getting started writing applications. You can find detailed descriptions of how to use these services in the VPL Reference section.

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Not all starter services are present in all Editions. Please check your Edition for the exact set of starter services provided. Also, some services are not intended to be used in VPL diagrams because they are complete applications. In particular, any service that has a name containing "Tutorial" is most likely intended as a separate application that cannot be used from VPL. Similarly, if your Edition includes the Simulator, services with names beginning with "Simulation" are not suitable for use in VPL unless explicitly mentioned in the documentation.

Utilities

These services provide basic functionality including date-time services, text services, logging services, and math services. The utilities can often simplify VPL diagrams and you will see them used frequently through samples and tutorials.

User Interface Services

These services provide services for interacting with the user in a variety of ways including getting input from a joystick, using an Xbox game controller, text to speech, and speech recognition as well as basic Windows Forms-style UI.

Robotics Services

These services provide abstractions for a variety of robotics-oriented hardware and services including contact sensors, differential drives, motors, web cams, articulated arms and more.

Simulation Services

These services can be used with entities in the Visual Simulation Environment such as robots and sensors.

VPL Utilities: Utilities Overview

VPL Robotics Services: Robotics Services Overview

VPL User Interface Services: User Interface Services Overview

VPL Simulation Services: Simulation Services Overview

 

 

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