Visual Basic: Line Chart Example

I recently got an email asking for help setting up a line chart in Visual Basic, something similar to the chart in my Arduino Temperature & Humidity Monitor program.linechart

I am making the Visual Studio 2013 files available for download so everyone can take a look. It’s very minimal but I think that’s a good thing. If you have any questions or suggestions for things to add to it, let me know.

You can get it here from Dropbox.

To give credit where it’s due, I got the code from this Microsoft support post and made a few modifications to (hopefully) make it easier to understand. I commented on every line in the code so I hope people will get it.

On a related note, I was thinking of revisiting my Interfacing Arduino with Visual Basic Tutorial. I understand that it’s not the easiest tutorial to follow, both because of the content and the way it’s laid out, so I have some changes already in mind on how to make it better. I’ll get around to it.

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Interfacing Arduino with Visual Basic

I wrote a tutorial on how to interface a Visual Basic program with Arduino. It includes downloads you can open in Visual Studio and the Arduino IDE. The executable is also available if you just want to play with the example program. The example program lets you send a pin number and delay value so that an LED on the selected pin will blink with a delay that is determined by the value you send it. It also receives a success/error flag from the Arduino.

Check out the two Arduino project videos I posted that uses serial communication with a Visual Basic program:

EERef Version 2.1 now available!

I think I’m rushing updates too much so I think I’m going to take a break from EERef…

Anyways, I’ve added two new tabs: Arduino and Pinouts. They’re both reference material that I think is handy to have for quick offline access. I tried to make it so that you get the information you most likely need without having to scroll through pages of a datasheet.

The other “new” thing is that there will be an update notification when the program starts if there is an update available. It’s a little more aggressive now because I feel it’s more important to get updates out with the new pinout material. (Yes, I know people don’t care much about this program to even think it has something like update notifications, but let me play a little.)

Get it now!