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VB.Net 2005 Serial communications

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I'd like to write a program in VB.Net that handles serial communications to
several devices. VB.Net 2003 does not have adequate built-in serial
communications. I heard that 2005 will have that. Has this serial
communications functionality been built into 2005 Beta yet? If so, is there
any reason I can't get the Beta and create the program with serial
communications now?
Nov 21 '05 #1
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"Gary Frank" <ga**************@REMOVEsbcglobal.net> wrote in message
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I'd like to write a program in VB.Net that handles serial communications
to
several devices. VB.Net 2003 does not have adequate built-in serial
communications. I heard that 2005 will have that. Has this serial
communications functionality been built into 2005 Beta yet? If so, is
there
any reason I can't get the Beta and create the program with serial
communications now?

Yes, it's there.
You can download Beta2 and create your program. You need to read the terms
and conditions in the Go-Live license here:

http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/vs2005/golive/

--
Peter [MVP Visual Developer]
Jack of all trades, master of none.
Nov 21 '05 #2

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In the meantime, you can download some free sample code for MS that handles
serial communications using .NET 2003:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/is...NETSerialComm/

"Gary Frank" wrote:
I'd like to write a program in VB.Net that handles serial communications to
several devices. VB.Net 2003 does not have adequate built-in serial
communications. I heard that 2005 will have that. Has this serial
communications functionality been built into 2005 Beta yet? If so, is there
any reason I can't get the Beta and create the program with serial
communications now?

Nov 21 '05 #3

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Gary Frank wrote:
I'd like to write a program in VB.Net that handles serial communications to
several devices. VB.Net 2003 does not have adequate built-in serial
communications. I heard that 2005 will have that. Has this serial
communications functionality been built into 2005 Beta yet? If so, is there
any reason I can't get the Beta and create the program with serial
communications now?

or you can buy the sax communications control I started using this
several generations of VB ago, for some reason the MS one always seemed
a bit flaky. It also offers a lot more options.
http://www.sax.net/
Nov 21 '05 #4

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Thanks to each of you for the information. I will be working on a project
that will take several months to finish. Therefore I have decided to get
the 2005 .net beta and use the new better serial communications code.

"Gary Frank" <ga**************@REMOVEsbcglobal.net> wrote in message
news:h1****************@newssvr25.news.prodigy.net ...
I'd like to write a program in VB.Net that handles serial communications
to
several devices. VB.Net 2003 does not have adequate built-in serial
communications. I heard that 2005 will have that. Has this serial
communications functionality been built into 2005 Beta yet? If so, is
there
any reason I can't get the Beta and create the program with serial
communications now?

Nov 21 '05 #5

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