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ActiveXperts Serial Port Component Add serial communication capabilities to any Windows or .NET application

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ACTIVECOMPORT 3.1 RELEASE NOTES

Release date: August 22 2008


INTRODUCTION

ActiveComport 3.1 is the newest version of the ActiveComport Serial Port Toolkit.

The mission of the product is to provide an easy-to-use scripting interface for serial, asynchronous communications through a serial port. ActiveComport can control modems, ISDN modems, USB serial devices and other devices and machines that have a serial interface.


WHAT'S NEW IN ACTIVECOMPORT 3.1

ActiveComport 3.1 adds .NET sample projects created with Visual Studio 2005. The .NET samples require Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0. You must install .NET Framework 2.0, or .NET Framework 3.0 or 3.5, which both include .NET Framework 2.0, in order to run the .NET samples.

In previous versions of ActiveComport, the .NET samples were created in Visual Studio 2002.

There are no incremental bug fixes or new features in this release other than ActiveComport 3.0, so it is not necessary to upgrade if you do not intend to use the .NET samples


INSTALLATION AND UPGRADE

- Installation -

To learn more about installing the product for the first time, please read our manual. You can download the manual at www.activexperts.com/files/serial-port-component/manual.htm

- Upgrade from ActiveComport 3.0 -

Upgrade to ActiveComport 3.1 in the following way:

  • Uninstall the previous ActiveComport product. Use the 'Add/Remove Programs' applet in the Control Panel to start the Uninstall procedure;
  • Download the ActiveComport 3.1 Installation file from the ActiveXperts Software web site: www.activexperts.com/download;
  • Start the ActiveComport 3.1 Installation. The InstallShield wizard will guide you through the steps of the installation.