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SerialPort.DataBits Property

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

Gets or sets the standard length of data bits per byte.

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

public int DataBits { get; set; }
/** @property */
public int get_DataBits ()

/** @property */
public void set_DataBits (int value)

public function get DataBits () : int

public function set DataBits (value : int)

Property Value

The data bits length.

Exception typeCondition

IOException

The port is in an invalid state.

- or -

An attempt to set the state of the underlying port failed. For example, the parameters passed from this SerialPort object were invalid.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

The data bits value is less than 5 or more than 8.

The range of values for this property is from 5 through 8. The default value is 8.

The following code example demonstrates the use of the SerialPort class to allow two users to chat from two separate computers connected by a null modem cable. In this example, the users are prompted for the port settings and a username before chatting. 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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