After you have successfully installed Serial Printer Logger, use the following simple steps to configure and run it.
Open the Serial Printer Logger program from the Start Menu.
At program run you get into the main program window (pic.1), main elements of which are the main menu, the data receive window, the program messages list and the status bar. In the data window will be viewed formatted data receiving. In the messages list are logged information, warning and error messages. The status bar shows current state of the selected port, interface error messages and a number of bytes received. Through the main menu, placed above the data window, you can get access to program settings ("Options/Program settings...") and from the menu "Commands" (pic.2) can open an current log-file or clean the data window.
Pic.1 Main program window
Pic.2. "Command" menu item
By default (after installation), the program has not any ports configured. If the list of ports on the toolbar is empty, then the program will ask you to add new port configuration. Otherwise, the program will fill in the list of ports and try to start logging of ports configured. Yes, of course, all your settings are being saved while exiting from the program and loaded while the program start.
Set-Up is as Easy as 1-2-3-4-5
Step 1. Select how you want the data collected.
The Plugin button on toolbar in main window lets you send data to other Windows application programs as keystrokes, by Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE), OLE, ODBC data source or log serial data to a disk file in the background.
Step 2. Configure one or more ports.
Click the "Add port" button on the toolbar with big green plus and choose the communication parameters for your device. The "COM Port settings" tab of the port options dialog lets you configure your communications settings.
Step 3. Configure log file.
Select the "Log file" header in the port options dialog window and enable logging for a necessary data direction.
Step 4. Define how you want the serial data to be parsed and translated.
The "Plugin" button on toolbar in the main window or "Modules" tab in the dialog window lets you specify how to parse, filter and format your data to the fit the exact format required by your application. It also lets you pre-define automatic output strings to be sent to an external device.
Step 5. Activate Serial Printer Logger and watch your data "pop" into your application!
Now, the program sends, receives, process and exports data from one or multiple devices.
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