New Coding 4 Fun Column up on MSDN

The latest 'issue' of my Coding 4 Fun column has been published to MSDN;

Duncan Mackenzie describes how to control a serial-port–connected LCD panel using Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and Microsoft Visual C# .NET.

It is probably worth mentioning that I have hidden a CRC16 class in the code download as well, so even if you aren't into hooking up an LCD panel, that CRC stuff might be of use!

Comments (3)

  1. Dave says:

    Just a curious reader,

    The recent PDC saw a few interesting serial bits blogged about (<a href=""></a&gt;), and the Longhorn MSDN previews list the same new System.IO.Ports namespace (<a href=" ref/"></a>) for which a similarly named implementation is available from GotDotNet’s User Samples (<a href="">GotDotNet User Sample: SerialPort component and CSTerm terminal application</a>). I was just wondering if this library missed your needs in some way, or just missed consideration. Thanks for the sample app regardless.

  2. Dave says:

    Sorry for the bad markup.

  3. That GDN sample missed consideration… along with many others… I wanted to pick a small set so I went with the OCX, one bit of sample code (DBCOMM) and one commercial control (Sax)

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