Ports.OpenSerialPort Ports.OpenSerialPort Ports.OpenSerialPort Ports.OpenSerialPort Method

Definition

Creates and opens a SerialPort object.

Overloads

OpenSerialPort(String) OpenSerialPort(String) OpenSerialPort(String) OpenSerialPort(String)

Creates and opens a SerialPort object.

OpenSerialPort(String, Int32) OpenSerialPort(String, Int32) OpenSerialPort(String, Int32) OpenSerialPort(String, Int32)

Creates and opens a SerialPort object.

OpenSerialPort(String, Int32, Parity) OpenSerialPort(String, Int32, Parity) OpenSerialPort(String, Int32, Parity)

Creates and opens a SerialPort object.

OpenSerialPort(String, Int32, Parity, Int32) OpenSerialPort(String, Int32, Parity, Int32) OpenSerialPort(String, Int32, Parity, Int32)

Creates and opens a SerialPort object.

OpenSerialPort(String, Int32, Parity, Int32, StopBits) OpenSerialPort(String, Int32, Parity, Int32, StopBits) OpenSerialPort(String, Int32, Parity, Int32, StopBits)

Creates and opens a SerialPort object.

OpenSerialPort(String) OpenSerialPort(String) OpenSerialPort(String) OpenSerialPort(String)

Creates and opens a SerialPort object.

public:
 System::IO::Ports::SerialPort ^ OpenSerialPort(System::String ^ portName);
public System.IO.Ports.SerialPort OpenSerialPort (string portName);
member this.OpenSerialPort : string -> System.IO.Ports.SerialPort
Public Function OpenSerialPort (portName As String) As SerialPort

Parameters

portName
String String String String

String. Required. Name of the port to open.

Returns

An open SerialPort object, configured with the supplied arguments.

Exceptions

Examples

This example describes how to send strings to the computer's COM1 serial port.

The Using block allows the application to close the serial port even if it generates an exception. All code that manipulates the serial port should appear within this block, or within a Try...Catch...Finally block with a call to use the Close method.

The WriteLine method sends the data to the serial port.

Sub SendSerialData(ByVal data As String)
    ' Send strings to a serial port.
    Using com1 As IO.Ports.SerialPort = 
            My.Computer.Ports.OpenSerialPort("COM1")
        com1.WriteLine(data)
    End Using
End Sub

For more information, see How to: Send Strings to Serial Ports.

Remarks

The My.Computer.Ports.OpenSerialPort method creates and opens a SerialPort object. The arguments to the OpenSerialPort method determine the settings of the SerialPort object.

Your code should close the SerialPort object when it is finished using the object. You can use the Close method to close the object explicitly or the Using statement to close it implicitly. See the example in this topic for more information.

The following table lists examples of tasks involving the My.Computer.Ports.OpenSerialPort method.

To See
Dial a modem attached to a serial port How to: Dial Modems Attached to Serial Ports
Send a string to serial port How to: Send Strings to Serial Ports
Receive strings from a serial port How to: Receive Strings From Serial Ports

Availability by Project Type

Project type Available
Windows Application Yes
Class Library Yes
Console Application Yes
Windows Control Library Yes
Web Control Library No
Windows Service Yes
Web Site No
See also

OpenSerialPort(String, Int32) OpenSerialPort(String, Int32) OpenSerialPort(String, Int32) OpenSerialPort(String, Int32)

Creates and opens a SerialPort object.

public:
 System::IO::Ports::SerialPort ^ OpenSerialPort(System::String ^ portName, int baudRate);
public System.IO.Ports.SerialPort OpenSerialPort (string portName, int baudRate);
member this.OpenSerialPort : string * int -> System.IO.Ports.SerialPort
Public Function OpenSerialPort (portName As String, baudRate As Integer) As SerialPort

Parameters

portName
String String String String

String. Required. Name of the port to open.

baudRate
Int32 Int32 Int32 Int32

Integer. Baud rate of the port.

Returns

An open SerialPort object, configured with the supplied arguments.

Exceptions

Examples

This example describes how to send strings to the computer's COM1 serial port.

The Using block allows the application to close the serial port even if it generates an exception. All code that manipulates the serial port should appear within this block, or within a Try...Catch...Finally block with a call to use the Close method.

The WriteLine method sends the data to the serial port.

Sub SendSerialData(ByVal data As String)
    ' Send strings to a serial port.
    Using com1 As IO.Ports.SerialPort = 
            My.Computer.Ports.OpenSerialPort("COM1")
        com1.WriteLine(data)
    End Using
End Sub

For more information, see How to: Send Strings to Serial Ports.

Remarks

The My.Computer.Ports.OpenSerialPort method creates and opens a SerialPort object. The arguments to the OpenSerialPort method determine the settings of the SerialPort object.

Your code should close the SerialPort object when it is finished using the object. You can use the Close method to close the object explicitly or the Using statement to close it implicitly. See the example in this topic for more information.

The following table lists examples of tasks involving the My.Computer.Ports.OpenSerialPort method.

To See
Dial a modem attached to a serial port How to: Dial Modems Attached to Serial Ports
Send a string to serial port How to: Send Strings to Serial Ports
Receive strings from a serial port How to: Receive Strings From Serial Ports

Availability by Project Type

Project type Available
Windows Application Yes
Class Library Yes
Console Application Yes
Windows Control Library Yes
Web Control Library No
Windows Service Yes
Web Site No
See also

OpenSerialPort(String, Int32, Parity) OpenSerialPort(String, Int32, Parity) OpenSerialPort(String, Int32, Parity)

Creates and opens a SerialPort object.

public:
 System::IO::Ports::SerialPort ^ OpenSerialPort(System::String ^ portName, int baudRate, System::IO::Ports::Parity parity);
public System.IO.Ports.SerialPort OpenSerialPort (string portName, int baudRate, System.IO.Ports.Parity parity);
member this.OpenSerialPort : string * int * System.IO.Ports.Parity -> System.IO.Ports.SerialPort

Parameters

portName
String String String String

String. Required. Name of the port to open.

baudRate
Int32 Int32 Int32 Int32

Integer. Baud rate of the port.

parity
Parity Parity Parity Parity

Parity. Parity of the port.

Returns

An open SerialPort object, configured with the supplied arguments.

Exceptions

Examples

This example describes how to send strings to the computer's COM1 serial port.

The Using block allows the application to close the serial port even if it generates an exception. All code that manipulates the serial port should appear within this block, or within a Try...Catch...Finally block with a call to use the Close method.

The WriteLine method sends the data to the serial port.

Sub SendSerialData(ByVal data As String)
    ' Send strings to a serial port.
    Using com1 As IO.Ports.SerialPort = 
            My.Computer.Ports.OpenSerialPort("COM1")
        com1.WriteLine(data)
    End Using
End Sub

For more information, see How to: Send Strings to Serial Ports.

Remarks

The My.Computer.Ports.OpenSerialPort method creates and opens a SerialPort object. The arguments to the OpenSerialPort method determine the settings of the SerialPort object.

Your code should close the SerialPort object when it is finished using the object. You can use the Close method to close the object explicitly or the Using statement to close it implicitly. See the example in this topic for more information.

The following table lists examples of tasks involving the My.Computer.Ports.OpenSerialPort method.

To See
Dial a modem attached to a serial port How to: Dial Modems Attached to Serial Ports
Send a string to serial port How to: Send Strings to Serial Ports
Receive strings from a serial port How to: Receive Strings From Serial Ports

Availability by Project Type

Project type Available
Windows Application Yes
Class Library Yes
Console Application Yes
Windows Control Library Yes
Web Control Library No
Windows Service Yes
Web Site No
See also

OpenSerialPort(String, Int32, Parity, Int32) OpenSerialPort(String, Int32, Parity, Int32) OpenSerialPort(String, Int32, Parity, Int32)

Creates and opens a SerialPort object.

public:
 System::IO::Ports::SerialPort ^ OpenSerialPort(System::String ^ portName, int baudRate, System::IO::Ports::Parity parity, int dataBits);
public System.IO.Ports.SerialPort OpenSerialPort (string portName, int baudRate, System.IO.Ports.Parity parity, int dataBits);
member this.OpenSerialPort : string * int * System.IO.Ports.Parity * int -> System.IO.Ports.SerialPort

Parameters

portName
String String String String

String. Required. Name of the port to open.

baudRate
Int32 Int32 Int32 Int32

Integer. Baud rate of the port.

parity
Parity Parity Parity Parity

Parity. Parity of the port.

dataBits
Int32 Int32 Int32 Int32

Integer. Data-bit setting of the port.

Returns

An open SerialPort object, configured with the supplied arguments.

Exceptions

Examples

This example describes how to send strings to the computer's COM1 serial port.

The Using block allows the application to close the serial port even if it generates an exception. All code that manipulates the serial port should appear within this block, or within a Try...Catch...Finally block with a call to use the Close method.

The WriteLine method sends the data to the serial port.

Sub SendSerialData(ByVal data As String)
    ' Send strings to a serial port.
    Using com1 As IO.Ports.SerialPort = 
            My.Computer.Ports.OpenSerialPort("COM1")
        com1.WriteLine(data)
    End Using
End Sub

For more information, see How to: Send Strings to Serial Ports.

Remarks

The My.Computer.Ports.OpenSerialPort method creates and opens a SerialPort object. The arguments to the OpenSerialPort method determine the settings of the SerialPort object.

Your code should close the SerialPort object when it is finished using the object. You can use the Close method to close the object explicitly or the Using statement to close it implicitly. See the example in this topic for more information.

The following table lists examples of tasks involving the My.Computer.Ports.OpenSerialPort method.

To See
Dial a modem attached to a serial port How to: Dial Modems Attached to Serial Ports
Send a string to serial port How to: Send Strings to Serial Ports
Receive strings from a serial port How to: Receive Strings From Serial Ports

Availability by Project Type

Project type Available
Windows Application Yes
Class Library Yes
Console Application Yes
Windows Control Library Yes
Web Control Library No
Windows Service Yes
Web Site No
See also

OpenSerialPort(String, Int32, Parity, Int32, StopBits) OpenSerialPort(String, Int32, Parity, Int32, StopBits) OpenSerialPort(String, Int32, Parity, Int32, StopBits)

Creates and opens a SerialPort object.

public:
 System::IO::Ports::SerialPort ^ OpenSerialPort(System::String ^ portName, int baudRate, System::IO::Ports::Parity parity, int dataBits, System::IO::Ports::StopBits stopBits);
public System.IO.Ports.SerialPort OpenSerialPort (string portName, int baudRate, System.IO.Ports.Parity parity, int dataBits, System.IO.Ports.StopBits stopBits);
member this.OpenSerialPort : string * int * System.IO.Ports.Parity * int * System.IO.Ports.StopBits -> System.IO.Ports.SerialPort

Parameters

portName
String String String String

String. Required. Name of the port to open.

baudRate
Int32 Int32 Int32 Int32

Integer. Baud rate of the port.

parity
Parity Parity Parity Parity

Parity. Parity of the port.

dataBits
Int32 Int32 Int32 Int32

Integer. Data-bit setting of the port.

stopBits
StopBits StopBits StopBits StopBits

StopBits. Stop-bit setting of the port.

Returns

An open SerialPort object, configured with the supplied arguments.

Exceptions

Examples

This example describes how to send strings to the computer's COM1 serial port.

The Using block allows the application to close the serial port even if it generates an exception. All code that manipulates the serial port should appear within this block, or within a Try...Catch...Finally block with a call to use the Close method.

The WriteLine method sends the data to the serial port.

Sub SendSerialData(ByVal data As String)
    ' Send strings to a serial port.
    Using com1 As IO.Ports.SerialPort = 
            My.Computer.Ports.OpenSerialPort("COM1")
        com1.WriteLine(data)
    End Using
End Sub

For more information, see How to: Send Strings to Serial Ports.

Remarks

The My.Computer.Ports.OpenSerialPort method creates and opens a SerialPort object. The arguments to the OpenSerialPort method determine the settings of the SerialPort object.

Your code should close the SerialPort object when it is finished using the object. You can use the Close method to close the object explicitly or the Using statement to close it implicitly. See the example in this topic for more information.

The following table lists examples of tasks involving the My.Computer.Ports.OpenSerialPort method.

To See
Dial a modem attached to a serial port How to: Dial Modems Attached to Serial Ports
Send a string to serial port How to: Send Strings to Serial Ports
Receive strings from a serial port How to: Receive Strings From Serial Ports

Availability by Project Type

Project type Available
Windows Application Yes
Class Library Yes
Console Application Yes
Windows Control Library Yes
Web Control Library No
Windows Service Yes
Web Site No
See also

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