As part of a projet I am working on, I have to query a weighscale to return the weigh of an object into my VB.NET (.NET 2.0) application. All my cabeling is correct, as when I use HyperTerminal i get human readable data display as a return. However, when I use my application, which uses io.Ports.SerialPorts i get the same number of characters back, how ever only a couple of them are readable. (please see the attached file as an example).
The scale, rather scale head is Mettler-Toleda Panther.
I have tried setting the ports encodeing to different types (ASCII, UTF-8, UTF-32) and while it changes the number of characters returned, it didn't change the readability.
I did note for one of the settings of HyperTerminal, the Terminal ID was ANSI, and when i changed it to VT100, I did get a couple of non-readable returned characters, however, i have no idea how to ensure my app is using the ANSI Termial type.
Thanks in advance for your assistance.