Posted by Connie
I have recently added a Serial interface (ActiveX control - Greenleaf CommX) to my standalone GUI
application that contains a Map (ActiveX control - MapInfo MapX) and receives, forwards, and maps data from 2
different interfaces, at or near real time. Works great if both interfaces are TCP/IP, using the Delphi
However, Delphi 7 does not have Comm port controls, so I have implemented the Greenleaf
control. I am using event-driven programming, no explicit thread creation. I have tried using the
ActiveX.CoInitialize and CoUninitialize methods to synchronize the processing within the Serial control and
the Map control, with no success. Receiving and transmitting Serial data works without a hitch, but if I
receive data from the other interface and try to write it to the map while receiving data from the Serial
control, I have lost access to the Map control, so unrecoverable errors occur. I have tried looking for
literature that thoroughly explains what is needed to use multiple ActiveX controls simultaneously and have
had no luck so far. I'm desperate!
Reply by Stijn Sanders
Sounds like a far stretch to be using ActiveX components to talk over a serial port. I've been using
htp://synalist.sourceforge.net/ for that since a while.