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How can I find serial port(SUNIX PCI Serial I/O Card)

Posted on 2010-11-24
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Last Modified: 2013-11-05
I'm using WMI to list serial port (com1~ ...)

Dev Environment: Vista + Delphi2009
Run Environment: Win7 (with pci card)

Here is wmi query:
SELECT DeviceID,Description FROM Win32_SerialPort

But it list only default COM1, not work for SUNIX pci serial i/o card. (COM3~COM10)

Windows device manager show correctly serial ports like this:
COM1 (default in bios)
SUNIX COM Port(COM3 - 10)

any idea?

Question by:byungho
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by:Ephraim Wangoya
ID: 34211062
Have you tried this solution from sergeworks

procedure TForm3.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
   Locator:  ISWbemLocator;
   Services: ISWbemServices;
   ObjSet:   ISWbemObjectSet;
   SObject:  ISWbemObject;
   PropSet:  ISWbemPropertySet;
   SProp:    ISWbemProperty;
   sValue:   String;
   Enum:     IEnumVariant;
   Value:    Cardinal;
   TempObj:  OleVariant;
   Locator:= CoSWbemLocator.Create;
   Services:=  Locator.ConnectServer('.', 'root\cimv2', '', '', '','', 0, nil);
   ObjSet:= Services.InstancesOf('Win32_SerialPort', wbemFlagReturnWhenComplete, nil);
   Enum:= (ObjSet._NewEnum) as IEnumVariant;
   while (Enum.Next(1, tempObj, Value) = S_OK) do
     SObject:= IUnknown(tempObj) as SWBemObject;
     PropSet := SObject.Properties_;
     SProp:= PropSet.Item('DeviceID',0);
     sValue:= SProp.Get_Value;
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Expert Comment

ID: 34211066
Is the device enabled in the Device Manager (ports) ?

Author Comment

ID: 34211158
to ewangoya//  It's same result.

to jimyX// Yes, I connected one port COM4.

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Accepted Solution

epasquier earned 500 total points
ID: 34211743
try this
procedure ScanDOSDevices(Var List:TStringList);
  Str: string;
  Size, i, j: dword;
 if Not Assigned(List) then List:=TStringList.Create Else List.Clear;
 Setlength(Str, i) ;
 Size := QueryDosDevice(nil, @Str[1], i) ;
 While (Size=0) And (GetLastError=ERROR_INSUFFICIENT_BUFFER) do
   Setlength(Str, i) ;
   Size := QueryDosDevice(nil, @Str[1], i) ;
 for j := 1 to Size-1 do if Str[j] = #0 then Str[j] := ',';
 List.CommaText := Str;

procedure ScanCOMDevices(Var List:TStringList);
 for i := List.Count - 1 downto 0 do if Copy(List[i],1,3)<>'COM' then List.Delete(i);

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Author Comment

ID: 34211950
to epasquier// It works,  thank you.

Is it right method to this? I want prefer to use WMI.
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Expert Comment

ID: 34212184
WMI is just an extensive layer to get hardware information , among other things.
but it is heavy to use and sometimes it does not return what we need.

The code above is based on Windows API to get all devices as enumerated in the hardware manager. I don't know if it is the only one, but that is one that works on all windows systems and quickly.
It is up to you then to decide if it is "the right" method

Author Comment

ID: 34212306
to epasquier//

Yes! It is "right method" to list serial port names.

If available by wmi to detail information, it's perfact for me.

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