communicationmanager; using System; using System.Text; using System.Drawing; using System.IO.Ports; using System.

Windows.Forms; //****************************************************************************** *********** // LICENSE INFORMATION //****************************************************************************** *********** // PCCom.SerialCommunication Version 1.0.0.0 // Class file for managing serial port communication // // Copyright (C) 2007 // Richard L. McCutchen // Email: richard@psychocoder.net // Created: 20OCT07 // // This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify // it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by // the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or // (at your option) any later version. // // This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, // but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of // MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the // GNU General Public License for more details. // // You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License // along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>. //****************************************************************************** *********** namespace PCComm { class CommunicationManager { #region Manager Enums /// <summary> /// enumeration to hold our transmission types /// </summary> public enum TransmissionType { Text, Hex } /// <summary> /// enumeration to hold our message types /// </summary> public enum MessageType { Incoming, Outgoing, Normal, Warning, Error }; #endregion #region Manager Variables //property variables private string _baudRate = string.Empty; private string _parity = string.Empty; private string _stopBits = string.Empty; private string _dataBits = string.Empty; private string _portName = string.Empty; private TransmissionType _transType; private RichTextBox _displayWindow; //global manager variables

Black.Orange.Red }. } } /// <summary> /// property to hold the Parity /// of our manager class /// </summary> public string Parity { get { return _parity. } set { _portName = value. Color. private SerialPort comPort = new SerialPort(). } } /// <summary> /// property to hold the PortName /// of our manager class /// </summary> public string PortName { get { return _portName. } } /// /// /// /// <summary> property to hold our TransmissionType of our manager class </summary> . C olor. #endregion #region Manager Properties /// <summary> /// Property to hold the BaudRate /// of our manager class /// </summary> public string BaudRate { get { return _baudRate. } } /// <summary> /// property to hold the StopBits /// of our manager class /// </summary> public string StopBits { get { return _stopBits. } set { _parity = value. } set { _dataBits = value. } set { _baudRate = value. } set { _stopBits = value.Blue.private Color[] MessageColor = { Color. } } /// <summary> /// property to hold the DataBits /// of our manager class /// </summary> public string DataBits { get { return _dataBits. Color.Green. Color.

_displayWindow = rtb.public TransmissionType CurrentTransmissionType { get { return _transType. } } /// <summary> /// property to hold our display window /// value /// </summary> public RichTextBox DisplayWindow { get { return _displayWindow.Empty. } set { _displayWindow = value. RichTextBox rtb) { _baudRate = baud. _dataBits = string. } #endregion #region WriteData public void WriteData(string msg) .Empty.Empty.DataReceived += new SerialDataReceivedEventHandler(comPort_D ataReceived). //now add an event handler comPort. string par. strin g dBits. _displayWindow = null. //add event handler comPort.Empty. _portName = "COM1". _parity = par. _portName = name. _stopBits = string. } } #endregion #region Manager Constructors /// <summary> /// Constructor to set the properties of our Manager Class /// </summary> /// <param name="baud">Desired BaudRate</param> /// <param name="par">Desired Parity</param> /// <param name="sBits">Desired StopBits</param> /// <param name="dBits">Desired DataBits</param> /// <param name="name">Desired PortName</param> public CommunicationManager(string baud. } /// <summary> /// Comstructor to set the properties of our /// serial port communicator to nothing /// </summary> public CommunicationManager() { _baudRate = string. } set { _transType = value. string name. string sBits.DataReceived += new SerialDataReceivedEventHandler(comPort_D ataReceived). _dataBits = dBits. _parity = string. _stopBits = sBits.

newMsg.Outgoing.Write(newMsg. break.Open().SelectAll().Write(msg).Error.Outgoing.Write(msg).{ switch (CurrentTransmissionType) { case TransmissionType. //send the message to the port comPort. //send the message to the port comPort. . msg + "\n").Length).Open(). ex.Text: //first make sure the port is open //if its not open then open it if (!(comPort.Replace(" ". 0. break.IsOpen == true)) comPort.Outgoing. default: //first make sure the port is open //if its not open then open it if (!(comPort. case TransmissionType.Length / 2]. //convert back to hex and display DisplayData(MessageType. break. //send the message to the port comPort. } break. } } #endregion #region HexToByte /// <summary> /// method to convert hex string into a byte array /// </summary> /// <param name="msg">string to convert</param> /// <returns>a byte array</returns> private byte[] HexToByte(string msg) { //remove any spaces from the string msg = msg.IsOpen == true)) comPort. msg + "\n").Hex: try { //convert the message to byte array byte[] newMsg = HexToByte(msg). } catch (FormatException ex) { //display error message DisplayData(MessageType. ""). ByteToHex(newMsg) + "\ n").Message). //display the message DisplayData(MessageType. //create a byte array the length of the //divided by 2 (Hex is 2 characters in length) byte[] comBuffer = new byte[msg. //display the message DisplayData(MessageType. } finally { _displayWindow.

16).//loop through the length of the provided string for (int i = 0.SelectionColor = MessageColor[(int)type]. //return the array return comBuffer.Substring(i. '0').ToString(). _displayWindow.PadRig ht(3. ' ')). } #endregion #region OpenPort public bool OpenPort() { try { //first check if the port is already open //if its open then close it .SelectionFont = new Font(_displayWindow.PadLeft(2. _displayWindow. 2). } #endregion #region ByteToHex /// <summary> /// method to convert a byte array into a hex string /// </summary> /// <param name="comByte">byte array to convert</param> /// <returns>a hex string</returns> private string ByteToHex(byte[] comByte) { //create a new StringBuilder object StringBuilder builder = new StringBuilder(comByte. 16) .ScrollToCaret().AppendText(msg). })).SelectionFont . i += 2) //convert each set of 2 characters to a byte //and add to the array comBuffer[i / 2] = (byte)Convert.ToString(data. FontStyle.Bold). } #endregion #region DisplayData /// <summary> /// method to display the data to & from the port /// on the screen /// </summary> /// <param name="type">MessageType of the message</param> /// <param name="msg">Message to display</param> [STAThread] private void DisplayData(MessageType type. //return the converted value return builder.ToUpper().Empty.Invoke(new EventHandler(delegate { _displayWindow. _displayWindow. string msg) { _displayWindow. //loop through each byte in the array foreach (byte data in comByte) //convert the byte to a string and add to the stringbuilder builder.SelectedText = string.Length * 3). i < msg.Length.ToByte(msg.Append(Convert. _displayWindow.

DataBits = int. //DataBits comPort.Items. } catch (Exception ex) { DisplayData(MessageType. return false. } } #endregion #region comPort_DataReceived /// <summary> /// method that will be called when theres data waiting in the buffer its). //return true return true.Items. //BaudRate comPort. comPort.Parse(typeof(Parity).Add(str).BaudRate = int. //set the properties of our SerialPort Object comPort.Parse(_baudRate).PortName = _portName. } } #endregion #region SetParityValues public void SetParityValues(object obj) { foreach (string str in Enum. } } #endregion #region SetStopBitValues public void SetStopBitValues(object obj) { foreach (string str in Enum.Close().StopBits = (StopBits)Enum.Parse(typeof(StopBits).Error. //PortName //now open the port comPort.Items. ex. "Port opened at " + DateTime. //display message DisplayData(MessageType.Parse(_dataBits).IsOpen == true) comPort. _parity).if (comPort.Message).Add(str). _stopB //StopBits comPort. } } #endregion #region SetPortNameValues public void SetPortNameValues(object obj) { foreach (string str in SerialPort.Now + "\n").GetNames(typeof(StopBits))) { ((ComboBox)obj).Parity = (Parity)Enum.GetNames(typeof(Parity))) { ((ComboBox)obj).GetPortNames()) { ((ComboBox)obj).Open().Add(str). //Parity .Normal.

ReadExisting().ReadExisting(). SerialDataReceivedEventArgs e) { //determine the mode the user selected (binary/string) switch (CurrentTransmissionType) { //user chose string case TransmissionType. //user chose binary case TransmissionType. //create a byte array to hold the awaiting data byte[] comBuffer = new byte[bytes].BytesToRead. //display the data to the user DisplayData(MessageType. break. //display the data to the user DisplayData(MessageType.Incoming.Incoming. str + "\n"). ByteToHex(comBuffer) + "\n ")./// </summary> /// <param name="sender"></param> /// <param name="e"></param> void comPort_DataReceived(object sender.Incoming. } } #endregion } } . 0.Read(comBuffer. default: //read data waiting in the buffer string str = comPort. //display the data to the user DisplayData(MessageType.Hex: //retrieve number of bytes in the buffer int bytes = comPort. break. bytes). //read the data and store it comPort. break. msg + "\n").Text: //read data waiting in the buffer string msg = comPort.