Program to read data from the com1: port

spurs

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I have an old device (pre windows 95) that is plugged into the com1 serial port.

The manual for this device has a QBasic program that has the following lines of information to read the com1 port.

110 OPEN "com1:2400,n,8,1,cs1000" FOR INPUT AS #1
120 IF LOC(1) <> 59 THEN 120
130 A$=INPUTS$(59,1)
140 PRINT A$
150 GOTO 120

I would like to be able to read this in thru visual basic but am unsure of the syntax that I need to do so.

Can anyone direct me on how to write a similar program in Visual Basic

Thanks
 

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spurs

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Further to problems with readng com1

I guess the bottom line question is - what is the equivalent to the open statment, and the input statement.

Thanks
 

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