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VFP code to read data from RS 232 C port

I need to write a program to read the output of a lab equipment that send result in ascii format through a DB9 RS 232 C serial port. What do I need to achieve that? I use VFP 9.0 with SP2.
What component do I need, and can anybody help with the code just to read the data to a string variable.
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abelCommented:
Using Visual FoxPro you can do that by following these steps: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/140525. To make your life easier, you can save yourself a lot of trouble by buying a commercial library, as depending on the actual task, this can be quite some work. Check out this one: http://www.marshallsoft.com/wsc4fp.htm
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abelCommented:
Tx, but I see you're new here. Next time you post or grade, make sure you read about 10pts must principle and give us, experts, the chance to earn that grade. Grading low without comments leaves us in oblivion about whether we could've helped you further or better. So please, do follow-up on questions until you are fully satisfied.
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