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TransferStatus

Indicate if an asynchronous read or write operation is in progress

Description

TransferStatus can be idle, read, write, or read&write. If TransferStatus is idle, no asynchronous read or write operations are in progress. If TransferStatus is read, an asynchronous read operation is in progress. If TransferStatus is write, an asynchronous write operation is in progress. If TransferStatus is read&write, both an asynchronous read and an asynchronous write operation are in progress.

You can write data asynchronously using the fprintf or fwrite functions. You can read data asynchronously using the readasync function, or by configuring the ReadAsyncMode property to continuous. While readasync is executing, TransferStatus might indicate that data is being read even though data is not filling the input buffer. If ReadAsyncMode is continuous, TransferStatus indicates that data is being read only when data is actually filling the input buffer.

You can execute an asynchronous read and an asynchronous write operation simultaneously because serial ports have separate read and write pins. For more information about synchronous and asynchronous read and write operations, see Writing and Reading Data.

Characteristics

Read only

Always

Data type

String

Values

{idle}

No asynchronous operations are in progress.

read

An asynchronous read operation is in progress.

write

An asynchronous write operation is in progress.

read&write

Asynchronous read and write operations are in progress.

See Also

Functions

fprintf, fwrite, readasync

Properties

ReadAsyncMode

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