Variables and Types tab

The Variables and Types tab allows you to define macro variables and user-defined (imported) types.

The Enable support for variables and arithmetic expressions check box is cleared by default, can only be selected once, and is disabled afterwards. When the check box is selected, the macro is converted into the advanced macro format. Because this operation cannot be undone, a warning message is issued.

After the warning message is cleared by clicking Yes, the Variables and User-Defined Types tables are enabled and you can Add, Edit, and Remove items from the tables.

The VME does not require you to include the variable name between dollar signs ($). The editor adds the dollar signs ($) to the beginning and the end of the variable name in the macro source and removes them to display the variable name.

For more information, see Data types, operators, and expressions and Variables and imported Java classes.