Assembly: System (in system.dll)
The receive buffer includes the serial driver's receive buffer as well as internal buffering in the SerialPort object itself.
The BytesToRead property can return a value larger than the ReadBufferSize property because the ReadBufferSize property represents only the Windows-created buffer while the BytesToRead property represents the SerialPort buffer in addition to the Windows-created buffer.
Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition
The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.