Compact Framework version needs Visual Studio .NET 2003 (v7.1) or later
Desktop Framework version needs Visual Studio .NET 2002 (v7.0) or later
The best and easiest way to get started is to take a look at the examples.
Sample 1 - Sample1
Sample to write and read from the serial port using events.
Sample 2 - NoEvents
Sample to write and read from the serial port without using events.
Sample 3 - FormLess (Pocket PC / Windows CE only)
Sample to read from the serial port without using a form less application.
Sample 4 - VPortEvents
Sample to create and use a virtual serial port using events.
Sample 5 - VPortNoEvents
Sample to create and use a virtual serial port without using events.
NOTE! Before you start examining the samples, you can read the answers to some very
frequently asked questions here:
1. I don't get an answer when sending AT commands to a modem
2. Can SerialTools send and receive binary data?
A License key
is necessary to use SerialTools. During development the key found here
can be used. To distribute the component as part of your application you need to purchase
a license. The License.LicenseKey property must be
set to a valid license key by your application or else the component will refuse to work properly.