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Serial communication is faciliated by addition of the Serial device in E-Prime. You can add the Serial device to your experiment via the Devices tab of the Experiment Object's property pages. Addition of the Serial device on the Experiment Object allows you to specify port settings for the Serial device directly on the Experiment Object.
Once you have added the Serial device, you will still need to use E-Basic script within an InLine for communication with the serial port. The Serial device's properties and methods have been fully documented in the Serial device topic in the E-Prime Command Reference. You can also find a sample experiment that demonstrates the use of the Serial device (Serial Port Echo ).
NOTE: If you plan to use the Serial device, you may need a null modem connected to your serial port to properly handle the data being passed through the port.
The device appears in the "Add Devices" dialog:
This is the Edit dialog that allows the user to set properties on the Serial device:
For a detailed look at how to use the Serial device, please refer to DEVICE: How To: Serial Port Communication .
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