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Although serial ports are disappearing, they can still be useful. Here is a COMMs UDF. It provides an easy way to use serial ports without the restrictions and problems some methods have. USB to serial is ok, binary data is ok. This UDF requires my comMG.dll which can be in either the script folder or the Windows folder by default, or in the path specified using the function _CommSetDllPath. Note the following shortcomings: the dll link below is 32 bit so it will not work with a 64 bit apps, but there is a 64 bit version in my post around 25th March 2018 for people to try. The str
This topic is a complement of therealhanuta´s >CommAPI - Serial and parallel communication with Windows API I think these routines are great, as they are simple to use, and use windows API with NO DLL´s. It is about tips in receiving binary data thru a serial port, including value 0 (=end of string**). I hope it can help someone.. To know about the UDF to read/write serial port, please refer to the above link, with focus at post #3 and over First, what is a binary stream? As an example, a microcontroler (PIC) getting data thru ADC and sending the 2 adquired bytes straight thru serial