Serial Communications Demo

Category:
Miscellaneous
Type:
Applications
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Author:
Dean Dusenbery

Version Compatibility: Visual Basic 6, Visual Basic 5

More information:
This is a simple terminal app that demonstrates both Event driven and polled I/O. It also includes a nice form for changing comm. settings that could be used with other apps. It allows changing all of the typical user settings and it dynamically adapts to the PC host by using the API to scan for all comm. hardware and then displaying what's available. Works great if you're using multi I/O cards with a lot of ports. It lists all ports on the machine and flags any that are in use by other apps as not available.

Instructions: Click the link below to download the code. Select 'Save' from the IE popup dialog. Once downloaded, open the .zip file from your local drive using WinZip or a comparable program to view the contents.

Download commsample_101.zip