Ports Ports Ports Ports Class
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
This example describes how to send strings to the computer's
COM1 serial port.
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.
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
|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
|Windows Control Library||Yes|
|Web Control Library||No|
|Ports() Ports() Ports() Ports()||
Initializes a new instance of the Ports class.
|SerialPortNames SerialPortNames SerialPortNames SerialPortNames||
Gets a collection of the names of the serial ports on the computer.