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Visual Basic Programmer's Guide to Serial Communications 5 by [Grier, Richard]
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I have updated earlier editions of the book to concentrate of VB.NET, including both managed and .NET native code. Here are some of the areas covered:
Serial communication background (theory)
Hardware and Virtual Serial Ports and their physical implementation, including RS-232, RS-488, RS-485, and TTL
Serial communication protocols
Checksum and CRC calculation
Basic serial communication program design, starting with a serial terminal program
Global Positioning System (GPS) implementation
Mapping using data from a GPS receiver
Error corrected file transfers
Wired and wireless serial port devices
How serial data can be used in practice – data parsing, interpretation and data rendering
When and when not to use an “event-driven” serial design
Finite state machine design as applied to serial communication
Windows Service programming
Serial terminal programs
Magstripe and barcode readers
An Enhanced Serial Port control
9-bit data – difficult but not impossible
Data acquisition and control
Arduino boards; code design and use with Visual Studio
XBee, Bluetooth and other serial radio architectures
How to debug serial code
Serial code problems, solutions and code optimization
How to use a serial port in some non-serial input/output (I/O) applications
Porting serial programs from VB6 to VB .NET
VB6 and VBA examples and the use of serial communication ActiveX controls
The Windows serial communication Application Programming Interface (API)
Non-standard serial port parameters (speed and data width)
Length: 512 pages (if printed)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6488 KB
  • Publisher: Hard & Software; 5th Edition edition (7 September 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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4.0 out of 5 stars He has an excellent grasp of the subject and his years of experience ... 15 March 2015
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I was afraid Richard Grier would avoid modern .NET programming practices when I read the introduction and discussion about porting VB6 code to .NET for the serial port. I relaxed later as I read his code examples. He has an excellent grasp of the subject and his years of experience means he has seen all the problems of capturing and keeping a serial port. I especially like the part about using the Arduino and connecting to it serially with .NET. This allows the developing applications for control and telemetry using internet of things devices such as xbee radios and such. It is a good mix of discussion, principles and code.
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5.0 out of 5 stars No CD! 31 October 2014
By Willco - Published on
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I gave the book 4 stars but the problem with this Kindle book is that it has references to a CD. I assume, if it goes to print, it will come with the printed copy but it isn't included with the Ebook.

I found a link on Richard Grier's web page where you can purchase and download the CD.

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