Gets an object that provides a property and a method for accessing the computer's serial ports.
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)
This property provides easy access to the My.Computer.Ports object. For more information, see Ports object.
Availability by Project Type
Windows Forms Application
Windows Forms Control Library
Web Control Library
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.