SComm64 Communications DLL. The MSComm32 replacement DLL for .Net 4 and 4.5

   

Properties and Methods

Install SComm64

Properties/Methods
. Break
. CDHolding
. Commevent
. CommPort
. CTSHolding
. DSRHolding
. DTREnable
. EOFEnable
. Handshaking
. InBufferCount
. InBufferSize
. Input
. InputLen
. InputMode
. NullDiscard
. OutBufferCount
. OutBufferSize
. Output
. ParityReplace
. PortOpen
. RThreshold
. RTSEnable
. Settings
. SThreshold

OnComm Event
Hardware/Cables etc
Loopback Test Plug

Use SComm64 DLL to quickly add Serial Communications capabilities to your .Net applications.

SComm64 is a .Net component which, as the name suggests, is capable of operating in true 64bit mode. But you can also build it into .x86 and 'AnyCPU' projects where it'll operate in whatever mode your own application is targetting. The download includes fully functional sample projects in VB.Net and C# (VS2010)

Comm64 is compatible with MSComm32 in that it uses the same property names, methods and syntax which means that you can quickly add Comm64 to a .Net project using the same syntax that you're used to using with MSComm32.

If you've already got a .Net solution which relies on MSComm32 then you shouldn't have too much trouble removing MSComm and replacing it with SComm64

 
SComm1.CommPort = 23 '// Use Any Com Port
SComm1.Settings = "9600,n,8,1" '// Setup the Com Port
SComm1.PortOpen = True '// Open the Port
   
SComm1.Output = "Hello World" '// Send some data
   
Do While SComm1.InBufferCount > 0) '// Is there any incoming data?
    Text1.AppendText( SComm1.Input) '// Receive Data
Loop  
   
SComm1.PortOpen = False '// Close the port.
   
  '// Simple ?

 
SComm1.CommPort = 23
'// Use Any Com Port
SComm1.Settings = "9600,n,8,1"
'// Setup the com port
SComm1.PortOpen = True
'// Open the port
 
SComm1.Output = "Hello World"
'// Send some data
Do While SComm1.InBufferCount > 0)
'// is there any incoming data?
    Text1.AppendText( SComm1.Input)
Loop
 
SComm1.PortOpen = False
'// Close the port
 
'// Simple ??

But why not use MSComm32 ?

MSComm32 is NOT a .Net component. It's a 32bit OCX. You can use OCX components in .Net projects but .Net Interop wraps them to make two DLL files which you deploy to your users.

Wrapped 32bit ocx components will of course fail if any attempt is made to use them in 64bit application. (Or an 'AnyCPU' mode on a 64 bit OS).

Apart from the problems mentioned above - Anyone who has used MSComm32 for even a short length of time will have identified a number of shortcomings - For example. MSComm32 only supports comports 1 to 16. But serious developers will eventually notice other, more problematic, 'features' where applications become unresponsive or appear to 'freeze' for extended periods (or forever !) as well as unexplained data loss etc.

Install SComm OnComm Event Cables etc Test Plug

SComm64 Properties and Methods.

Break CDHolding Commevent CommPort CTSHolding DSRHolding DTREnable EOFEnable Handshaking InBufferCount InBufferSize Input InputLen InputMode NullDiscard OutBufferCount OutBufferSize Output ParityReplace PortOpen RThreshold RTSEnable Settings SThreshold