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Identifying which COM port has been assigned to a USB-to-serial adapter based on the FTDI chip

Posted on 2005-03-15
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We have a legacy product that uses a USB-to-COM port chip from FTDI to provide a COM port that our app (written in D5) can use.  What I am wanting to do is to identify at run-time what COM port the FTDI device has been assigned to so that I can relieve the user of the need to look in device manager and set the COM port accordingly.  I will also hook into the message that fires when a USB device change is detected and use that to re-assign the COM port on the fly.

I'm just wondering where the proper place to poke around is to get the COM port number - the registry seems the most likely candidate - but there seem to be several registry entries that have the COM port in them, but some of them are there even when the device isn't plugged in.

I realise it's not too much to do with Delphi but it seemded like a good place to ask.
Question by:rossmcm
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robert_marquardt earned 800 total points
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Have a look at http://www.sf.net/projects/jedi-apilib
In the Setup API and Config Manager API Zip there is a nice example (Win 2000/XP) for that.
You need both Zips.

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