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MS VB6 OFFICE & THE SERIAL PORT...

2Tricky2Tricky Member Posts: 1
Hello, can anyone help.

My VB 6.3 was installed with MS Office 2000 and I am aiming to pickup data from the/a serial port. Trouble is, I can't find any reference in the help whatsoever.

I will actually be trying to 'pick up' a string sent from a barcode reader and need to further analyse the string in Excel and don't really mind whether I poll or use interupts but I am ignorant about how on both counts! I have downloaded a free program (exe and source) from a kind writer but am fearful that it is too old and see no way to change the port number as I can't recompile (no C on machine). I would very much like to work in VB 6.3 so that Excel can be used to perform any posible future tasks and the code be edited in an integrated environment.

I'd be very grateful for any help (I've seen the discussion/s on .NET but can't even say whether I have the technology, as this isn't my day job - as they say!

Ta 2Tricky

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  • zibadianzibadian Member Posts: 6,349
    : Hello, can anyone help.
    :
    : My VB 6.3 was installed with MS Office 2000 and I am aiming to
    : pickup data from the/a serial port. Trouble is, I can't find any
    : reference in the help whatsoever.
    :
    : I will actually be trying to 'pick up' a string sent from a barcode
    : reader and need to further analyse the string in Excel and don't
    : really mind whether I poll or use interupts but I am ignorant about
    : how on both counts! I have downloaded a free program (exe and
    : source) from a kind writer but am fearful that it is too old and see
    : no way to change the port number as I can't recompile (no C on
    : machine). I would very much like to work in VB 6.3 so that Excel
    : can be used to perform any posible future tasks and the code be
    : edited in an integrated environment.
    :
    : I'd be very grateful for any help (I've seen the discussion/s on
    : .NET but can't even say whether I have the technology, as this isn't
    : my day job - as they say!
    :
    : Ta 2Tricky

    This link might be helpful: http://www.thescarms.com/VBasic/CommIO.aspx
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