Provides a property and a method for accessing the computer's serial ports.
The My.Computer.Ports object provides a straightforward entry point for accessing the .NET Framework serial port class, SerialPort.
The following table lists examples of tasks involving the My.Computer.Ports object.
Dial a modem attached to a serial port
Send a string to a serial port
Receive strings from a serial port
Show available serial ports
This example describes how to send strings to the computer's COM1 serial port.
The Using block allows the application to close the serial port even if it generates an exception. All code that manipulates the serial port should appear within this block, or within a Try...Catch...Finally block with a call to use the Close method.
The WriteLine method sends the data to the serial port.
For more information, see How to: Send Strings to Serial Ports in Visual Basic.
Assembly: Visual Basic Runtime Library (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)
Availability by Project Type
Windows Control Library
Web Control Library