Returns the current communication channel settings (COM port number or TCP address, serial port settings).
NOTE: GetChannelSettings is a companion to the SetChannelSettings method, and intended for advanced Docklight Scripting applications where control of the communication channel settings is required.
result = DL.GetChannelSettings( [channelNo] )
The GetChannelSettings method syntax has these parts:
Optional. Integer that specifies the communication channel if Communication Mode: Monitoring is used. Default value is 1 (Channel 1).
GetChannelSettings returns a string with the current serial or TCP settings for the specified communication channel.
If the channel is a serial port, the return value has the following format:
COMxxx: BaudRate, Parity, DataBits, StopBits, FlowControl, ParityErrorChar
If the channel is a TCP client, the return value is the current IP address and TCP port number, e.g. "192.0.0.1:3001".
If the channel is a TCP server, the return value is the string "SERVER:" plus the TCP port number, e.g. "SERVER:3001"
See also the SetChannelSettings method for a detailed overview on the return value data format, and a more complex example on how to manipulate channel settings during script runtime.
' Example GetChannelSettings
DL.AddComment "Comm. Channel 1 Settings = " & DL.GetChannelSettings()
' The following command will only work,
' if Docklight Communication Mode is 'Monitoring (receive only)'
DL.AddComment "Comm. Channel 2 Settings = " & DL.GetChannelSettings(2)
The example could produce the following output in the Docklight Communication Window:
Comm. Channel 1 Settings = COM1:9600,NONE,8,1,OFF,63
Comm. Channel 2 Settings = SERVER:10001