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StopBits Enumeration

StopBits Enumeration

Note: This enumeration is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Specifies the number of stop bits used on the SerialPort object.

Namespace: System.IO.Ports
Assembly: System (in system.dll)

public enum StopBits
public enum StopBits
public enum StopBits

 Member nameDescription
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkNoneNo stop bits are used. 
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkOneOne stop bit is used. 
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkOnePointFive1.5 stop bits are used. 
Supported by the .NET Compact FrameworkTwoTwo stop bits are used. 

This enumeration specifies the number of stop bits to use. Stop bits separate each unit of data on an asynchronous serial connection. They are also sent continuously when no data is available for transmission.

The following code example displays the possible values of the StopBits enumeration to the console, then prompts the user to choose one. This code example is part of a larger code example provided for the SerialPort class.

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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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