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I want to have a form (or application) in a PC where I can enter variables and then send them to Arduino and start the process. Variables such as delay, integers, file name to log to, etc.
As the process runs, I want to receive data from Arduino and display in the form (or application), I want to see. Time elapsed, voltages, temperature, amperage, file name.

I have the Arduino elements already working together, now I need to develop (create) the form that will communicate with Arduino.

I looked at Processing and so far I have not found an example to indicate I can use it to do what I want to do.
The form would have drop down menu to select information and boxes to enter data that needs to go to Arduino.
It needs buttons to start the process, pause, stop, etc.
It needs fields to display time and readings taking place in Arduino.
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I looked at Processing and so far I have not found an example to indicate I can use it to do what I want to do.
The form would have drop down menu to select information and boxes to enter data that needs to go to Arduino.
It needs buttons to start the process, pause, stop, etc.
It needs fields to display time and readings taking place in Arduino.
Processing is capable of talking to the Arduino, via the serial port. It is capable of drawing forms, etc. but it is a lot of work to do that.

A language like C# is much easier to use to design forms, with drop-down lists, text entry fields, etc.

Microsoft gives away Visual C# Express, if you want to go that route. PM me if you are interested in a C# forms-based application that talks to the Arduino, as a starting point for your project.
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Thank you Paul for your comment and direction.
I have done extensive Visual Basic in MS Access and I'm familiar with the structure, I will take a look at C# Express.
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Thank you Paul.
Last night I found a simple sample online and got it going right away.
It is very promissing, I think it will be able to do what I need.
I'm surprised there is not a lot of talk about C# Express.
Do you know or recommend a site like Arduino for C# Forum support? I found a couple, but not very impressive, I also found some tutorials, but fairly simple.

Thank you again.
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