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VFP code to read data from RS 232 C port

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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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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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