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Class

Serial

Name

buffer()

Examples
// Example by Tom Igoe

import processing.serial.*;

Serial myPort;    // The serial port
PFont myFont;     // The display font
String inString;  // Input string from serial port
int lf = 10;      // ASCII linefeed

void setup() {
  size(400,200);
  // Make your own font. It's fun!
  myFont = loadFont("ArialMS-18.vlw");
  textFont(myFont, 18);
  // List all the available serial ports:
  printArray(Serial.list());
  // Open the port you are using at the rate you want:
  myPort = new Serial(this, Serial.list()[0], 9600);
  myPort.buffer(3);

}

void draw() {
  // Twiddle your thumbs
  background(0);
  text("Received: " + inString, 10, 50);

}

void serialEvent(Serial myPort) {
  inString = myPort.readString();
}

Description Sets the number of bytes to buffer before calling serialEvent()
Syntax
serial.buffer(size)
Parameters
serial Serial: any variable of type Serial
size int: number of bytes to buffer
Returnsvoid
Updated on February 11, 2019 02:10:34pm EST

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