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creating Virtual COM ports

Hi,

Can anyone tel me how to create virtual com ports using csharp?

Thanx..
Aravind.
Feb 20 '06 #1
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Aravind wrote:
Can anyone tel me how to create virtual com ports using csharp?


In short, you probably can't. This would normally require writing a device
driver, which currently can only be written in a language compiling to
native code, since the Common Language Runtime operates only in the
application layer.
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Feb 21 '06 #2
Thank you for suggestion. Can you give me some tips or links to articles how
to implement virtual com ports using .net native code.

Thank you.

Aravind.

"Derrick Coetzee [MSFT]" wrote:
Aravind wrote:
Can anyone tel me how to create virtual com ports using csharp?


In short, you probably can't. This would normally require writing a device
driver, which currently can only be written in a language compiling to
native code, since the Common Language Runtime operates only in the
application layer.
--
Derrick Coetzee, MCAD, MSFT (Speech Server)
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights.

Feb 21 '06 #3
The only way to do this is by using the Device Driver Kit, you can obtain
the DDK from:
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/devtools/ddk/default.mspx
this DDK contains a bunch of samples and is fairly well documented, but I
doubt you will be able to start driver development only by reading the
docs......

Willy.


"Aravind" <Ar*****@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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| Thank you for suggestion. Can you give me some tips or links to articles
how
| to implement virtual com ports using .net native code.
|
| Thank you.
|
| Aravind.
|
| "Derrick Coetzee [MSFT]" wrote:
|
| > Aravind wrote:
| > > Can anyone tel me how to create virtual com ports using csharp?
| >
| > In short, you probably can't. This would normally require writing a
device
| > driver, which currently can only be written in a language compiling to
| > native code, since the Common Language Runtime operates only in the
| > application layer.
| > --
| > Derrick Coetzee, MCAD, MSFT (Speech Server)
| > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
| > rights.
| >
| >
| >
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