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 From: Boudewijn Lutgerink
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Subject: RE: How can I Open Serial Port Using fopen()
Thread ID: 78534 Message ID: 79352 # Views: 2 # Ratings: 0
Version: Visual FoxPro 5 Category: General VFP Topics
Date: Sunday, October 16, 2005 10:53:53 PM         
   


> Hi Boudewijn
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> > Andy will speak Calvin Hsia on the SW Fox meeting and will see whether or not we did something wrong here.
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> OK, I spent some time with Calvin yesterday (for those who do not know, Calvin Hsia is the Microsoft Lead Developer responsible for VFP - in other words he is the one who actually writes VFP)
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> The answer is that FOPEN() cannot be used to access a COM port in any version of windows later than Windows 95. It will work on earlier versions but not on Win98 or later versions.
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> Regards
> Andy Kramek
> Microsoft MVP (Visual FoxPro)
> Tightline Computers Inc, Akron Ohio, USA


So, this is as found before. fopen() cannot be used. I still wonder what would be wrong with using the mscomm. seems like all the attempts to find "another" way is like doing things the hard way when things can be so simple.

eg, look at filedependencies.com or financial-functions.com or debisschop-lutgerink.nl... 3 of abt 15 sites running on a vfpwebserver on XP... My XP Box...

Boudewijn LutgeĀ®ink
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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