paul i think u misread the question.
Well, I think you miswrote it, so we're even.
what i want is that instead of x-ctu displaying the incoming data, the vb interface/module could display the data
So, what's the problem?
i.e i want the vb app to read data from the comm port from which the xbee sends to computer.
OK. So, what's the problem?
problem is that since that comm port is continuously in use how do i redirect that stream of info to vb app??
It is only "continuously in use" if you have some other application reading that serial port. You can only have one application connected to the serial port. You must close X-CTU and/or the Serial Monitor application to allow the VB application to open the serial port.