The Connection type exposes the following members.
Whether this connection to a Brainboxes Device is available, e.g. online or offline. In case of network TCP connection: this is if the device is pingable on the network. In case of serial connection: this is if the device COM port is listed on the system and not open by another process.
Whether this connection instance to a Brainboxes Device is active
The Connections underlying stream class
The timeout for Stream reads and writes, and connection availability test
Connect to the ED Device
Supply a connection IP address or com port and the correct IConnection concrete class will be created and returned
IConnection c1 = Connection.Create("192.168.0.5"); // returns a TCPConnection class IConnection c2 = Connection.Create("COM6", 9600); //returns a SerialConnection class with the baud rate set to 9600
Disconnect from the ED Device
Dispose of this Brainboxes device
Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)
Serves as the default hash function.(Inherited from Object.)
Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)
When the status of the connection changes this event is raised e.g. when IsConnected changes from false to true or when IsAvailable changes: * for example for a TCPConnection if the IP address is goes from on-line to off-line * or for example for a SerialConnection when the COM name is no longer present or in use by another program