Click here to Skip to main content
13,352,879 members (43,735 online)
Click here to Skip to main content
Add your own
alternative version


41 bookmarked
Posted 3 Mar 2000

EnumSerialPorts v1.02 - Enumerating Serial Ports

, 3 Mar 2000
Rate this:
Please Sign up or sign in to vote.
A freeware MFC function to enumerate serial ports.
  • Download source files - 7 Kb
  • Introduction

    Welcome to EnumSerialPorts v1.01, a simple MFC function to enumerate the serial ports installed on your machine.

    API Reference
    Contacting the Author


    • Simple C style function interface.
    • The code works on both Windows 95/98 and NT.
    • The code is fully Unicode compliant and include Unicode built options in the workspace file.


    • To use the function in your code simply #include "enumser.cpp" in your project and #include "enumser.h" in which ever of your modules needs to make calls to the function.
    • Your code will need to include MFC either statically or dynamically.
    • To see the class in action, have a look at the main function in the module main.cpp.


    v1.0 (3 November 1998)
    • Initial Public release.

    v1.01 (23 February 1999)

    • Code now uses QueryDosDevice() if running on NT to determine which serial ports are available. This avoids having to open the ports at all. It should operate a lot faster in addition.

    V1.02 (12 December 1999)

    • Fixed a problem in the Win9x code path when trying to detect deactivated IRDA-ports. When trying to open those, you will get the error-code ERROR_GEN_FAILURE.

    API Reference


    void ::EnumerateSerialPorts(CUIntArray& ports);


    • ports -- Upon return this array will contain the port numbers of all the serial ports installed on the computer.

    Contacting the Author

    PJ Naughter
    12 December 1999


    This article has no explicit license attached to it but may contain usage terms in the article text or the download files themselves. If in doubt please contact the author via the discussion board below.

    A list of licenses authors might use can be found here


    About the Author

    PJ Naughter
    United States United States
    No Biography provided

    You may also be interested in...

    Comments and Discussions

    GeneralUintArray Pin
    drequinox4-Sep-06 11:44
    memberdrequinox4-Sep-06 11:44 
    GeneralProblem: Other devices starting with "Com"... Pin
    Supermagle11-Nov-05 4:03
    memberSupermagle11-Nov-05 4:03 
    GeneralRe: Problem: Other devices starting with "Com"... Pin
    Supermagle11-Nov-05 4:12
    memberSupermagle11-Nov-05 4:12 
    Joseph126-May-03 9:53
    memberJoseph126-May-03 9:53 
    JLT7623-Feb-05 17:28
    memberJLT7623-Feb-05 17:28 
    GeneralSuggestion for another method Pin
    chris10919-Mar-02 4:03
    memberchris10919-Mar-02 4:03 
    GeneralThe way I do it ... Pin
    anonymous24-Aug-01 8:36
    memberanonymous24-Aug-01 8:36 
    GeneralIncorrect COM0 detection Pin
    Anonymous6-Aug-01 21:26
    memberAnonymous6-Aug-01 21:26 
    GeneralRe: Incorrect COM0 detection Pin
    Anonymous12-Aug-01 15:18
    memberAnonymous12-Aug-01 15:18 
    GeneralRe: Incorrect COM0 detection Pin
    Anonymous12-Aug-01 15:31
    memberAnonymous12-Aug-01 15:31 
    GeneralThere is a better way to enumerate ports... Pin
    Christian B25-Jul-01 2:15
    memberChristian B25-Jul-01 2:15 
    GeneralHelp for Windows CE Pin
    Chris Pichon19-May-01 6:48
    memberChris Pichon19-May-01 6:48 
    GeneralRe: Help for Windows CE Pin
    susilrani9-May-08 1:22
    membersusilrani9-May-08 1:22 
    Generali need to detect a modem . . . Pin
    guy19-Sep-00 6:37
    sussguy19-Sep-00 6:37 
    GeneralUse vector<UINT> instead of CUIntArray Pin
    leowlf9-Apr-00 17:22
    sussleowlf9-Apr-00 17:22 
    GeneralRe: Use vector<UINT> instead of CUIntArray Pin
    PJ Naughter16-May-00 14:57
    sussPJ Naughter16-May-00 14:57 
    GeneralRe: Use vector<UINT> instead of CUIntArray Pin
    Anonymous19-Apr-02 5:50
    memberAnonymous19-Apr-02 5:50 
    GeneralVirtual Ports Pin
    CMG4-Apr-00 13:06
    sussCMG4-Apr-00 13:06 
    GeneralRe: Virtual Ports Pin
    PJ Naughter5-Apr-00 12:46
    sussPJ Naughter5-Apr-00 12:46 
    GeneralRe: Virtual Ports Pin
    Eldad Kuperman13-Apr-00 0:25
    sussEldad Kuperman13-Apr-00 0:25 
    GeneralRe: Virtual Ports Pin
    Eldad Kuperman13-Apr-00 0:27
    sussEldad Kuperman13-Apr-00 0:27 
    GeneralRe: Virtual Ports Pin
    PJ Naughter16-May-00 15:00
    sussPJ Naughter16-May-00 15:00 
    GeneralRe: Virtual Ports Pin
    PJ Naughter17-May-00 4:13
    sussPJ Naughter17-May-00 4:13 
    GeneralRe: Virtual Ports Pin
    Gin Hwee2-Sep-01 22:52
    memberGin Hwee2-Sep-01 22:52 
    GeneralRe: Virtual Ports Pin
    Anonymous12-Dec-03 0:38
    sussAnonymous12-Dec-03 0:38 

    General General    News News    Suggestion Suggestion    Question Question    Bug Bug    Answer Answer    Joke Joke    Praise Praise    Rant Rant    Admin Admin   

    Use Ctrl+Left/Right to switch messages, Ctrl+Up/Down to switch threads, Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right to switch pages.

    Permalink | Advertise | Privacy | Terms of Use | Mobile
    Web02 | 2.8.180111.1 | Last Updated 4 Mar 2000
    Article Copyright 2000 by PJ Naughter
    Everything else Copyright © CodeProject, 1999-2018
    Layout: fixed | fluid