Continue to Site

Welcome to

Welcome to our site! is an international Electronics Discussion Forum focused on EDA software, circuits, schematics, books, theory, papers, asic, pld, 8051, DSP, Network, RF, Analog Design, PCB, Service Manuals... and a whole lot more! To participate you need to register. Registration is free. Click here to register now.

RS232 interface in windows

Not open for further replies.


Full Member level 4
May 24, 2004
Reaction score
Trophy points
Activity points

Hi Guys
I want to design a visual interface to interface Mod5282 to PC using rs232 port. This microcontroller has its own run time libraries which support rs232 communication. So i can write a small application on the microcontroller side. Now i want to develope a gui to controller the microcontroller. Its is basically for some testing of the pheripheral connected to the microcontroller.

Can any one pls tell what is the best point to start with. I dont know much about VC++ or VB. So can any one pls tell me which language would be best to start with. Are there any standard code for rs232 interface so that i can design my gui and relevant code which will translate into a particular command for the microcontroller.

Pls let me know


rs232 interface windows

You should probably use Visual Basic -- it is the simplest to learn. Also you find code available on internet ....

VB6 is easy but i recommend you to use Delphy with the comport control.

You can get Visual Basic or Visual C for free at

Unfortunately Microsoft's support for the serial port has diminished and its features are not what they used to be with MSCOMM. I wrote an article on how to use the serial port in in Circuit Cellar 2006 (Issue 198) (there is a small charge to download it)
**broken link removed**
Scroll down until you see the title
Visual Basic 2005 and the Serial Port, by Aubrey Kagan
click on the pdf and then go to shopping cart.

There are also other versions of BASIC.

I have also worked with BBC Basic, which is available with serial port drivers and is also available for free in a limited version
  • Like
Reactions: Holger


    Points: 2
    Helpful Answer Positive Rating
If using DELPHI or C++BUILDER, I think the best way is to use Windows API, because the .exe file generated will not need some .dll, .ocx or other attached files.


It's visual and visual express edition that you can get for free from Microsoft website, not vb6.

hi . im oso doin a project in rs232
need the codes to control serial port
anione? or u hav it? visual basic

Not open for further replies.

Part and Inventory Search

Welcome to