Use COM (serial) port with QB64 and WINDOWS 7???

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Use COM (serial) port with QB64 and WINDOWS 7???

Postby danube » Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:24 am

Hello folks,

I am new here, and I am encouraged to see recent posts about QB64, which I've found to be a very neat IDE.

Is there anyone here who has had success in communicating over the COM (serial) port of a PC running Windows 7? If so, I am very interested in hearing what you did to get it to work.

To date, I've been using version 1.00 of QB64 and INPUT32.DLL (the 64 bit modifications) from http://www.highrez.co.uk/downloads/inpout32/
I've gotten my code to work, but only when something else "opens" the port for me. It's very strange behavior.

To be clear, I am not interested in hearing about operation on XP - that is working. The problem I am having is on Windows 7, so I would very much like to hear from someone who has had luck getting that to work. Success with the parallel port would be a bonus, but I am at the moment only interested in the COM port.

Thanks in advance!

Dan

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Re: Use COM (serial) port with QB64 and WINDOWS 7???

Postby burger2227 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:06 pm

Better UPGRADE to Windows 10 soon! 7 is only good for 4 more years anyhow.

Try running it in XP mode.
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Re: Use COM (serial) port with QB64 and WINDOWS 7???

Postby danube » Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:48 am

Howdy,

If you mean running it in XP SP3 compatibility mode, that does not work either. Nor does running it in Win95 compatibility mode, nor NT.

Switching to Windows 10 is neither a solution nor an option. It is *less* likely to work. I, my co-workers, and very importantly our IT support team, are all sticking to this windows 7 ship until it sinks and we have no choice but to upgrade. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. So, looking for a solution to my serial port problem on this OS.

Thanks,

Dan


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