Basics of serial ports

Hi guys,

I need your help. I’m not a natural programmer, so please be kind.
The lines below were made with visual 2010, MF 4.2 with SDK dated in oct 2013; to run on an Hydra.

public class serialport_manager
Gadgeteer.Socket Socket;

    public bool connect()
        Socket = Gadgeteer.Socket.GetSocket(6, true, null, null);

Now, this code is not working.

“A first chance exception of type ‘Gadgeteer.Socket.InvalidSocketException’ occurred in Gadgeteer.dll”

The actual environment was downloaded yesterday from GHI support web.

What is wrong with it?

Have you tried to use the Gadgeteer designer?

Hey Myke, thanks for your support.

About Gadgeteer Designer, I’m having some issues with it (see attachment). That message appears when creating a new project.
Anyway, I just need to open this serial port, and the only way I found was directly with the name “COM4”.

SerialPort = new System.IO.Ports.SerialPort(“COM4”, 9600, Parity.None, 8, StopBits.One);

Hi crespi

What are you expecting with : Socket = Gadgeteer.Socket.GetSocket(6, true, null, null);

Why not giving correct parameter to the getSocket method?

Hi leforban

To be honest, I use the type Gadgeteer.Socket to get the I just panicked a little bit when realized that previous stable code was not working.

Now the project is delayed by Hydra malfunction. PC just not recognize it as a device when is mounted. The other mainboards (Cerberus, spider, etc) are working fine. I’m worried about it, because Hydra is my best Gadgeteer tool.