I had given up on Microsoft and Visual Studio although I sought to engage each iteration of the language with an emphasis on Visual Basic.
It seemed that all I wanted to do was cross the river in a row boat and Microsoft was forcing me to command my own StartShip Enterprise, complete with Warp controls.
So I was elated to learn that the Desktop version of VB2012 could operate as a stand-alone work environment and I have become quite comfortable with the new version although I still run up against some as yet "undocumented aliens" that need to be included in your books and on-line tutorials.
But my immediate problem is the need to emulate the old DOS Terminal program to communicate with a laboratory instrument, a Gamma Counter actually. It involves simple two-way communication and the conversation is initiated with the good ole "^C" being sent to the instrument. However, I haven't found a way to send this command and although my datalogging and file update skills are more than sufficient, would someone please direct me to where I can learn more about the transmission side of the application?
Please don't tell me I have to embrace the new VB
2012 Async concepts. I've spent some time there and unless told otherwise would like to learn if a more direct and simple approach is possible for my application.
At your mercy. . .
Robert Gabardy, San Diego, CA