Re: URGENT! Reading serial port (COM)

From: Thomas Lutz <>
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 21:51:36 GMT
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There is an excellent C++ source code example of a terminal program available on the Microsoft Developer Network CD ROM and I believe that there is also some sample code on the microsoft website in the MSDN section.

If you are interested, the company that I work for sells a serial communications program called the Software Wedge that you may find to be a good tool for adding serial communications capabilities to your application. The Software Wedge is an executable program that can pass serial data back and forth to other programs using either DDE (Dynamic Data Exchange) or by converting incoming serial data to keystrokes (i.e. it stuffs the keyboard buffer with the incoming serial data). The program is extremely easy to use and is designed to have you up and running sending and receiving serial data directly from within your application in just a few minutes.
Please visit for more information.

On Tue, 17 Aug 1999 23:30:17 +0200, "Dr. Hans-Dieter Wehe" <> wrote:

>I have a suggestion which may work. If you have a Microsoft Visual tool
>like Visual Basic e.g. then use the ActiveX and implement it in a Froms
>application as an OLE-Object. There are COM-port ActiveX available from
>other companies (see I worked with the COM-ActiveX in
>VB and with some other ActiveX in Forms but never with
>COM-ActiveX in Forms. So I do not now if this will work.
>Maurécio schrieb:
>> Hi There,
>> Does anybody know anything about reading from a serial port?
>> Example code, sources of information, anything would be useful.
>> I think I can work with ORA_FFI package but I don't have any
>> documentation about the windows dll's. Which one should I use? Where to
>> find some documentation about it?
>> Thanks for any help.
>> Maurício.
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Received on Sun Aug 29 1999 - 23:51:36 CEST

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