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Subject: RE: How can I Open Serial Port Using fopen()
Thread ID: 78534 Message ID: 78609 # Views: 2 # Ratings: 0
Version: Visual FoxPro 5 Category: General VFP Topics
Date: Thursday, October 06, 2005 6:07:21 AM         
   


> > I remember in year 1983 I had developed two small softwares in (foxpro or foxbase) and in GWBASIC for 'RS232' communication port to measure Gold. I had used fopen()(FoxPro) and Open (GWBASIC) function/statement in those softwares. Unfortunately I lost those softwares and now I am unable to found old version of FoxPro also. The software which i am going to prepare;has to get run on old PC '586'. I think LowLevel function fopen() would be more fast than MSComm ActiveX Control on PC 80586.
> > > When I got help (in VFP5) for fopen() the following contents appeared:-
> > > **********************************************
> > > Opens a file or communication port for use with low-level file functions.**********************************************

> >
> > Yes, older versions (pre-visual days) of FoxPro could do this, but as far as I know the functionality was never implemented in Visual FoxPro. The help file in Versions 3 and 5 was simply incorrect and they were fixed in Version 6.0 (and later) where for FOpen() it now states:
> >
> > **********************************************
> > FOPEN( ) Function
> > **********************************************
> > Opens a file for use with low-level file functions.
> > **********************************************
> >
> > Note that it does NOT include any reference to "communication port"
> >
> > > Sir! Kindly help me how can I solve this problem.
> >
> > As I said, as far as I know you cannot do what you want in any version of Visual FoxPro so there is no solution thaqt I can give you for this.
> >
> > Regards
> > Andy Kramek
> > Microsoft MVP (Visual FoxPro)
> > Tightline Computers Inc, Akron Ohio, USA

>
>
> Hello Dear
>
> To open serial port with fopen() function is possible.
> I have a class that opens it and get data.
> Aslam-o-Alakum
Sir! Thank u v much for reply
Tariq Mehmood Sahib. Can u kindly guide me how can I open serial comm port using fopen() function in VFP5? Thanks
> Wish you all the best


ENTIRE THREAD

How can I Open Serial Port Using fopen() Posted by NAEEM UDDIN @ 10/5/2005 7:16:04 AM
RE: How can I Open Serial Port Using fopen() Posted by Mike Gagnon @ 10/5/2005 11:47:04 AM
RE: How can I Open Serial Port Using fopen() Posted by Andy Kramek @ 10/5/2005 12:38:03 PM
RE: How can I Open Serial Port Using fopen() Posted by NAEEM UDDIN @ 10/5/2005 4:15:29 PM
RE: How can I Open Serial Port Using fopen() Posted by Andy Kramek @ 10/5/2005 4:45:47 PM
RE: How can I Open Serial Port Using fopen() Posted by Tariq mehmood @ 10/6/2005 5:51:35 AM
RE: How can I Open Serial Port Using fopen() Posted by NAEEM UDDIN @ 10/6/2005 6:07:21 AM
RE: How can I Open Serial Port Using fopen() Posted by Andy Kramek @ 10/6/2005 1:49:33 PM
RE: How can I Open Serial Port Using fopen() Posted by Boudewijn Lutgerink @ 10/7/2005 7:10:39 AM
RE: How can I Open Serial Port Using fopen() Posted by NAEEM UDDIN @ 10/7/2005 7:55:44 AM
RE: How can I Open Serial Port Using fopen() Posted by Boudewijn Lutgerink @ 10/11/2005 9:36:55 AM
RE: How can I Open Serial Port Using fopen() Posted by NAEEM UDDIN @ 10/14/2005 6:48:22 AM
RE: How can I Open Serial Port Using fopen() Posted by Andy Kramek @ 10/11/2005 1:24:05 PM
RE: How can I Open Serial Port Using fopen() Posted by Andy Kramek @ 10/10/2005 12:27:01 PM
RE: How can I Open Serial Port Using fopen() Posted by Marcelo Rosen @ 10/12/2005 9:31:22 PM
RE: How can I Open Serial Port Using fopen() Posted by Boudewijn Lutgerink @ 10/13/2005 7:46:11 AM
RE: How can I Open Serial Port Using fopen() Posted by Andy Kramek @ 10/16/2005 7:51:17 PM
RE: How can I Open Serial Port Using fopen() Posted by Boudewijn Lutgerink @ 10/16/2005 10:53:53 PM
RE: How can I Open Serial Port Using fopen() Posted by NAEEM UDDIN @ 10/18/2005 6:35:30 AM
RE: How can I Open Serial Port Using fopen() Posted by Andy Kramek @ 10/18/2005 4:11:03 PM