Getting Started with Microsoft MakeCode Editor for the BBC micro:bit:The Microsoft MakeCode Editor is a drag and drop editor for the BBC microbit that provides a simple introduction to programming. Blocks snap together to build programs and are grouped by the type of function they do. When a group is selected, the commands in the whole group are highlighted and can be selected. It's a great introduction to programming for those with little or no experience. The MakeCode editor was formerly known as the PXT editor and was developed as a replacement for the original block editor. The new editor has many more blocks than the original editor, which enables you to more fully take advantage of the microbits capabilities. If you are still using the original block editor, we would urge you to make the switch as it is much better in every way, and, works as the original block editor did.
- Selecting blocks.
- Saving, Downloading And Sharing.
- Deleting blocks.
- Searching For Code Blocks.
- The Simulator.
Saving:Your code is automatically saved as you work. You can access your saved work by clicking on the micro:bit logo shown above. To make your projects easier to find, it is always good practice to name your project in the space provided at the foot of the editor.
Downloading:In order to get your code onto a micro:bit, you must first download it. Towards the bottom left of the editor is a large download button, when you click this button the code in your workspace will be compiled as a HEX file and then downloaded to your computers default download folder.
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