RPA Development Environment - Set Up Guide

To start building robots, you need a development environment.

Visual Studio Code with Robocorp extensions

With the Robocorp Code extension for VS Code, you can create a new robot, run it locally, and publish it to Control Room. The Robot Framework Language Server extension provides code completion, syntax validation and highlighting, code formatting, and other powerful robot development features.

Robocorp Code extension for Visual Studio Code

Robocorp Lab

Robocorp Lab is an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for creating software robots.

Robocorp Lab includes everything you need to get started. You can create a new robot, run it locally, and publish it to Control Room. You do not need to set up and manage your Python environment(s) manually. Robocorp Lab creates a separate Conda environment for each of your robots. This way, the dependencies of your robot will not end up polluting your system Python setup.

You can create a new robot in Robocorp Lab right from the welcome screen, and get coding straight away:

Create a new robot

November 30, 2021