Friday, May 13, 2005 1:48 AMI am trying to make VB.net communicate with PBasic for a stepper motor controller. I can not find any help on SERIN and SEROUT commands. Could someone please explain how to communicate with another program that runs a Basic Stamp? Thanks for any help.
Saturday, November 26, 2005 2:21 AMModerator
Sorry for no response in a long time. If you're still looking into this:
The general way to approach serial communication in VB 2005 is to use the SerialPort class. My.Computer.Ports gives you easy access to the particular port you want.
Here is a VB2005 sample to open, read and write to COM1:
Dim buffer As New StringBuilder()
'open the COM1 serial port
Using comPort As SerialPort = My.Computer.Ports.OpenSerialPort("COM1")
'read in data
Dim line As String = comPort.ReadLine()
If line Is Nothing Then
It is possible to use serial ports in earlier versions of VB.NET such as VB 2002 or 2003. Here is an article on codeworks.it describing that:
hope this helps,