ClearCommError

Windows Mobile 6.5
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4/8/2010

This function retrieves information about a communications error and reports the current status of a communications device.

The function is called when a communications error occurs, and it clears the error flag of the device to enable additional I/O operations.


BOOL ClearCommError(
  HANDLE hFile,
  LPDWORD lpErrors,
  LPCOMSTAT lpStat
);

hFile

[in] Handle to the communications device, returned by the CreateFile function.

lpErrors

[out] Long pointer to a 32-bit variable to be filled with a mask indicating the type of error.

The following are values for this parameter.

Value Description

CE_BREAK

The hardware detected a break condition.

CE_FRAME

The hardware detected a framing error. Returned when the SERIAL_LSR_FE bit is detected in the LSR hardware register.

This is the framing error indicator. It is set whenever the hardware detects that the incoming serial data unit does not have a valid stop bit. This bit is cleared by reading this register:

#define SERIAL_LSR_FE 0x08

CE_IOE

An I/O error occurred during communications with the device.

CE_MODE

The requested mode is not supported, or the hFile parameter is invalid.

If this value is specified, it is the only valid error.

CE_OVERRUN

A character-buffer overrun has occurred.

The next character is lost.

CE_RXOVER

An input buffer overflow has occurred.

There is either no room in the input buffer, or a character was received after the end-of-file (EOF) character.

CE_RXPARITY

The hardware detected a parity error.

CE_TXFULL

The application tried to transmit a character, but the output buffer was full.

lpStat

[out] Long pointer to a COMSTAT structure in which the device's status information is returned.

If lpStat is NULL, no status information is returned.

Nonzero indicates success. Zero indicates failure. To obtain extended error information, call the GetLastError function.

If a communications port is set up with a TRUE value for the fAbortOnError member of the setup DCB structure, the communications software will terminate all read and write operations on the communications port when a communications error occurs.

No new read or write operations are accepted until the application acknowledges the communications error by calling the ClearCommError function.

The ClearCommError function fills the status buffer pointed to by the lpStat parameter with the current status of the communications device specified by the hFile parameter.

The framing error indicator CE_FRAME is set whenever the hardware detects that the incoming serial data unit does not have a valid stop bit. This bit is cleared by reading this register: #define SERIAL_LSR_FE 0x08

Windows Embedded CE does not support the CE_DNS, CE_OPP, and CE_PTO error codes.

Headerwinbase.h
LibrarySerdev.lib
Windows Embedded CEWindows CE 1.0 and later
Windows MobileWindows Mobile Version 5.0 and later

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