Huntsville, AL (PressExposure) July 20, 2007 -- The MarshallSoft GPS Component for Visual Basic (MGC4VB) is a Win32 DLL that allows any Visual Basic program to receive and decode standard NMEA 183 sentences from a GPS receiver connected to the RS232 serial port. Requires a Visual Basic 4/5/6, Visual Basic .NET, or any VBA language.
MGC4VB includes the following:
- Uses the Windows Win32 API for serial port input. - Works with both real and virtual serial ports. - Runs as a background thread unattended. - The most current GPS data is always available on demand. - Most commonly used NMEA sentence types automatically decoded. - Does not depend on support DLLs. - Several latitude/longitude calculation functions included.
Several example programs are provided, including examples for Visual Basic 4/5/6, VBA, and VB.NET
MGC4VB can be used in the development of Win32 applications running under Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista. The shareware version of MGC4VB is fully functional. Registration is $105 for email delivery and includes one year free updates. Available with C source code for $195.
Also available for C/C++/C# (MGC4C).