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how can I get the list of the COM available ?

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Is there a way to get the list of the COM ports available for use?
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by:jkr
ID: 6156163
The easiest way is to open them:

CStringList m_portlist;

//...

    //  create list of available comm ports

    char    acPort  [   5]  =   "COM1";

    for (   UCHAR   uc  =   0;  uc  <   8;  uc++)
        {
            HANDLE  hPort   =   INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE;

            acPort  [   3]  +=  uc;

            hPort   =   CreateFile  (   acPort,
                                        GENERIC_READ | GENERIC_WRITE,
                                        0,
                                        0,
                                        OPEN_EXISTING,
                                        0,
                                        0
                                    );

            if  (   INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE    !=  hPort)
                {
                    CString*    pstr    =   new CString (   acPort);

                    m_portlist.AddTail  (   pstr);

                    CloseHandle (   hPort);
                }

        }
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by:kobibass
ID: 6156180
But I need to get them into MFC combo box list.
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jkr earned 65 total points
ID: 6156221
Well, your question was about how to get the available ports. If you want to add them to a ComboBox, just use

   //  create list of available comm ports

   char    acPort  [   5]  =   "COM1";

   for (   UCHAR   uc  =   0;  uc  <   8;  uc++)
       {
           HANDLE  hPort   =   INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE;

           acPort  [   3]  +=  uc;

           hPort   =   CreateFile  (   acPort,
                                       GENERIC_READ | GENERIC_WRITE,
                                       0,
                                       0,
                                       OPEN_EXISTING,
                                       0,
                                       0
                                   );

           if  (   INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE    !=  hPort)
               {
                   CString*    pstr    =   new CString (   acPort);

                   m_myPortComboBox.AddTail  (   pstr);

                   CloseHandle (   hPort);
               }

       }

 
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by:kobibass
ID: 6156240
But I need to get them into MFC combo box list.
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by:jkr
ID: 6156269
>>But I need to get them into MFC combo box list.

Where's the problem? Just use

m_myPortComboBox.AddString( pstr);


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by:kobibass
ID: 6156679
how is m_myPortComboBox defined? (AddString and AddTail working on class)
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by:jkr
ID: 6156691
CComboBox m_myPortComboBox;
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by:kobibass
ID: 6158906
jkr hello,

In the rc file there is a declaration of COMBOBOX IDC_PORTCOM. I need to relate the list to this combobox.

how can I do this?

thanks for yor help,

kobi.
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by:jkr
ID: 6160801
Well, in this case (without knowing your code), the easiest way is to use

SendDlgItemMessage(
 hWnd, // your window's handle
 IDC_PORTCOM,
 CB_ADDSTRING,
 0,
 (LPARAM) ( ( LPCTSTR) *pstr)
);


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