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  1. #1
    Brad Markisohn Guest

    Serial API

    Is there a way to access the serial port(s) from within VB without creating
    a form? I know that there are timer API calls the replace the timer control
    is there anything like that for the MSCOMM control?

    TIA

    Brad



  2. #2
    Monte Hansen Guest

    Re: Serial API

    Refer to **** Grier's sight, http://hardandsoftware.com

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    "Brad Markisohn" <dbmarkisohn@INDesign-LLC.com> wrote in message
    news:3ced3bbb@10.1.10.29...
    > Is there a way to access the serial port(s) from within VB without

    creating
    > a form? I know that there are timer API calls the replace the timer

    control
    > is there anything like that for the MSCOMM control?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Brad
    >
    >




  3. #3
    Dick Grier Guest

    Re: Serial API

    Hi,

    Sure, there are several ways. You can use the Windows communications API,
    use something like mComm (download from my homepage), or use a commercial
    add-on. Sax Comm Objects (www.saxsoft.com) can be instatiated without using
    a form, and Crystal Comm (www.crystalcom.com), which is DLL based are
    examples. All of these options, and lots more, are covered in detail in my
    book. See below.

    --
    Richard Grier (Microsoft Visual Basic MVP)

    See www.hardandsoftware.net for contact information.

    Author of Visual Basic Programmer's Guide to Serial Communications, 3rd
    Edition ISBN 1-890422-27-4 (391 pages) published February 2002.




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