How to Make Win32 App Communicate with Arduino

Hello all,

I was wondering if there is a way to get a Win32 app to communicate with my Arduino over serial. Can it be done directly within my app or is there some way to interface my application with the Arduino IDE?

I am trying to create a program that displays sensor data from a submersible remotely operated vehicle (ROV).

I feel like the answer is obvious, but I am a noob when it comes to programming.

Any help or pointers are greatly appreciated! :)

Basically you need to read/write from Serial. Google doing that. For example:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff802693.aspx

Thanks!