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SerialError Enumeration

Specifies errors that occur on the SerialPort object.

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

public enum SerialError

Member nameDescription
TXFullThe application tried to transmit a character, but the output buffer was full.
RXOverAn 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.
OverrunA character-buffer overrun has occurred. The next character is lost.
RXParityThe hardware detected a parity error.
FrameThe hardware detected a framing error.

This enumeration can be useful when handling the ErrorReceived event to detect and respond to errors when communicating data through a SerialPort. You examine the type of error by retrieving the EventType property of the SerialErrorReceivedEventArgs class. The EventType property contains one of the values from the SerialError enumeration.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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