[fpc-pascal]New for Windows programming

Jonas Maebe jonas at zeus.rug.ac.be
Thu Oct 17 09:27:04 CEST 2002

On donderdag, okt 17, 2002, at 09:03 Europe/Brussels, Raivo Nael wrote:

> i have good experience with Turbo Pascal under DOS. Now i need to get 
> Windows interface for some of my applications.
> I downloaded Free Pascal and Dev-Pascal IDE. It seems to be very good 
> expect that i can not find any documentation or descriptions for 
> windows units (theese are located on rtl\ folder). So my question is 
> where do get data on windows functions.

Have a look at the bottom of <http://www.freepascal.org/docs.html>.

> Another question is about accessing com port under windows. I have 
> some turbo pascal DOS based programms that communicate with 
> microcontrollers through PC serial port. What is the easyest way to 
> get them working under Windows?

I don't know, but I do know you can't just write directly to the ports 
anymore like under Dos. You'll probably have to use some Windows API 
functions. Maybe you can even find something on the contributed units 


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