Trapping serial com port event
Posted on 1997-12-12
I am currently accessing the PC's serial com port in Delphi 2 using Createfile, readfile and wrirefile method. Now, I have created a buffer and whenever I read the port, I transfer the contents to the buffer. How do I trap the event whenever the serial port receives data? I am trying to avoid polling the port for data (eg using threads or timers)
By the way, I have ported my code to Delphi 3 and it seems to work fine. However, I couldn't find the createfile, writefile, etc functions that I am using. Does Delphi 3 have a different method of accessing the port, and maybe this method can help in the trapping of the event in question?