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Topic-icon Interfacing the AX2500 via RS232 and Microsoft visual c++

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13 years 10 months ago #7371578 by gadaga
<P style="MARGIN: 0px">Hi,
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<P style="MARGIN: 0px">Just bought the AX2500 and I intend to use it via my PC's serial port running visual c++ V6.0 code.
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<P style="MARGIN: 0px">Is there any comprehensive SW package or library existing to directly control the AX2500 over RS232 ? or (if not) a comprehensive C++ RS232 library ?
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<P style="MARGIN: 0px">I would be very greatfull for any links of code

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13 years 10 months ago #7459064 by gadaga

Any help from anyone ? Would be very much appreciated.......

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13 years 10 months ago #7464861 by tonysantoni
<P style="MARGIN: 0px">Hello
<P style="MARGIN: 0px">I do not have Visual C++ 6.0 but I have 'Visual C++.Net 2003'. The two should work more or less the same way.
<P style="MARGIN: 0px">In 'Visual C++.Net' you would use a MFC component called 'MSComm32.OCX' which handles the RS232 port.
<P style="MARGIN: 0px">Check if you have it in your toolbox.
<P style="MARGIN: 0px">If you don't, you can add it. You go into the screen Tools&gt;Add/Remove Toolbox Items and click the tab COM_Components. Select the item 'Microsoft Communication control' and then the toolbox will show it shaped like a little telephone.
<P style="MARGIN: 0px">In case you do not have the component itself, you can download it from the Microsoft site. Start from:
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<P style="MARGIN: 0px"><A href=" msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?u...8/dt_vbobjComm_P.asp " target=_blank> msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?u...8/dt_vbobjComm_P.asp </A>
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If you have problems let me know and I will e-mail it to you. As far as the actual code, I have a demo application which runs the Roboteq controller. It would be useful to you probably only if you can use VC++.Net
<P style="MARGIN: 0px">There is a lot of code which is automatically generated, which probably would not run in VC++ 6.0
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<P style="MARGIN: 0px">Let me know if you want it. It needs a little cleaning, otherwise it runs.
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<P style="MARGIN: 0px">Tony
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13 years 10 months ago #7468460 by gadaga
Hi Tony,

Sorry for getting a bit imparient... Once I've rceived the controller I was so much looking forward using it... Sofar however no luck when using c++. With the terminal application it runs like a charm btw. For information : the Roborun application I can'nt get to work changed the port to COM 3 and set that port up as requested bus it recognises the controller but that's all. No version displayed etc....

For c++ yes please I am very interested. Especially two questions :
-How to decrare the strings, what kind of variable.... "!A44" or "!A44
" or anything else ?
- is it necesarry to receive controller sent data or is just sending enough ? Maybe if I don't read what the controller sends its buffer will overflow ?
- Yes please send the code you have to me. I'll send you a mail

Thanks a lot

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