Ports Ports Ports Ports Class

Definition

Provides a property and a method for accessing the computer's serial ports.

public ref class Ports
public class Ports
type Ports = class
Public Class Ports
Inheritance
PortsPortsPortsPorts

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 object provides a straightforward entry point for accessing the .NET Framework serial port class, SerialPort.

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

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

Constructors

Ports() Ports() Ports() Ports()

Initializes a new instance of the Ports class.

Properties

SerialPortNames SerialPortNames SerialPortNames SerialPortNames

Gets a collection of the names of the serial ports on the computer.

Methods

Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
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) 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) 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) OpenSerialPort(String, Int32, Parity, Int32, StopBits)

Creates and opens a SerialPort object.

ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Applies to

See also