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Osgeld

that is true you can get the 2010 express editions off of microsoft's website for free as long as its not for commercial use, and VB.net is right there with them (if you wanted to stick with VB)

PeterH


Right now all I want to do, is print the values from analog in. I have Visual basic-6


Have you tried using the serial port monitor within the Arduino IDE? If it's connected to the correct port and set to the right speed, anything the Arduino prints out on the Serial port will display here.
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truck56

Yes I have tried serial monitor. I just want to get fancy windows.LOL
Thanks for the replies. Think I will try VB-2010 it's free.

PeterH


Think I will try VB-2010 it's free.


There are free versions all the visual studio variants so you have a choice of C#, C++, 'C', VB, silverlight, Java etc. It might help to bear in mind that your sketch is written in a language that is essentially C++.
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imrobc


Howdy I am new to arduino. I have written my first sketch to read the analog 0 port and turn on several LED's. I would like to know which programming software is the easiest way to send the info to the computer to print on the screen ( VB-6, C++,VB-2010. Etc.). Right now all I want to do, is print the values from analog in. I have Visual basic-6
Thanks for any help


Any language you choose that is "server side" is the correct decision, so if you are more of a Java guy or PHP programmer you can use either one to send and receive packets from or to the Arduino.

How it works:
The Arduino PCB(Printed Circuit Board) has a little chip on it called a TFID IC (Integrated Circuit) that makes your computer see the USB as a COM port. The COM port is generally found on older machines, the large COM ports have 25 pins and are known as DB25 ports.
When you use a GUI (Graphical User Interface) the program sends Packets of Data to the USB port, the Arduino listens for the packet and does so at extremely high speeds thanks to the Crystal, once the information is received by the Arduino AVR sketch takes over, if you want to receive data the GUI you wrote using the language of choice does whatever you have asked of it once receiving the data packet.

So it is entirely up to you, the real question here is what information are you trying to send to the computer? What are you trying to accomplish?

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Rob
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