USB driver to allow COM port communication from VC++ host program

Hello ! Apologies if this question has been asked a zillion times before - I just can't findthe answer !!

I am contemplating a project for my Arduino Uno in which "commands" from the attached PC will be executed by the Arduino. The program running on the host PC will be written in Microsoft Visual C++ (vers 6.0) and needs to be able to "see" the USB connection to Arduino as a traditional COM port. Can anybody advise on where I can get a suitable driver for this purpose ?

Many thanks in advance of any help !!

Doug

P.S. O/S is Windows XP by the way !

needs to be able to “see” the USB connection to Arduino as a traditional COM port. Can anybody advise on where I can get a suitable driver for this purpose ?

How do you suppose the Arduino software talks to the Arduino. It uses that “suitable driver”.

So, the short answer is that you already have the required driver, and it is already installed, as part of the IDE install process.

Hi Paul, It's funny that you should mention that - it occured to me about 5 minutes after making the posting !!!

Thanks for your help anyway - much appreciated !