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COM port using API

I would like to communicate with a instrument through the COM port without having to use the MSCOMM control. Is there a way to do this in VB5. A list of API calls that might be relevant would be appreciated. Thanks.
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jrmcgCommented:
This was taken from an example called VBCOMDEM used in VB 3.0 I found at microsoft's web site.  I have used these myself and they work fine.

Let me know if you have any problems.

J.R.

'COM related Windows API function declarations

Declare Function OpenComm Lib "user" (ByVal lpComName As String, ByVal wInQueue As Integer, ByVal wOutQueue As Integer) As Integer
Declare Function CloseComm Lib "user" (ByVal nCid As Integer) As Integer

Declare Function WriteComm Lib "user" (ByVal nCid As Integer, ByVal lpBuf As String, ByVal nSize As Integer) As Integer
Declare Function ReadComm Lib "user" (ByVal nCid As Integer, ByVal lpBuf As String, ByVal nSize As Integer) As Integer

Declare Function GetCommEventMask Lib "user" (ByVal nCid As Integer, ByVal nEvtMask As Integer) As Integer
Declare Function SetCommEventMask Lib "user" (ByVal nCid As Integer, ByVal nEvtMask As Integer) As Integer

Declare Function SetCommState Lib "user" (DCB As CommStateDCB) As Integer
Declare Function GetCommState Lib "user" (ByVal nCid As Integer, DCB As CommStateDCB) As Integer

Declare Function GetCommError Lib "user" (ByVal nCid As Integer, lpStat As COMSTAT) As Integer
Declare Function FlushComm Lib "user" (ByVal nCid As Integer, ByVal nQueue As Integer) As Integer

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kbalarajuCommented:
Could u please let me know how to use them.
Thanks in Advance
-Raju
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jrmcgCommented:
niraj asked this question a year ago.  If you would like to know how to use these you should post a question and someone can answer it for you.
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