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christianx0488

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X10 Help VB.Net 2010
« on: April 08, 2011, 04:30:56 AM »

Hey there X10 Programmers!

I'm programming in VB.NET 2010 for a school project, and I'm sort of in need of some help - I'm slightly time limited so I'm hoping that someone might be able to give me some (working) links or information.

My first question is what is the interface between PC and X10, and where do I get one from?
Secondly, how exactly can I communicate with it using VS/VB 2010?
and thirdly, how do I receive information back from devices (i.e; sensors)?

All and Any help is greatly appreciated,
thanks - Christian
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Brian H

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Re: X10 Help VB.Net 2010
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2011, 02:43:19 PM »

The most common interface now being used is the CM15A USB Interface.
It comes with AHP as part of the package even if you don't use it.
There is also an Free AHP SDK software package some use here.
http://www.x10.com/activehomepro/activehome-pro.html
http://www.x10.com/promotions/cm15a_am466_large_home.html
http://www.x10.com/activehomepro/sdk/index.html
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ITguy

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Re: X10 Help VB.Net 2010
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2011, 03:58:02 PM »

The SDK download page has some basic sample code for VB.  And if you're really ready to dive into the deep end, you can download the VB source for a complete HA package at the iHouse forum http://www.ihousehomeautomation.com

ITguy
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EL34

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Re: X10 Help VB.Net 2010
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2011, 01:51:38 PM »

Check out my siganture for a VB.net project you can download.

It has a X10 traffic monitor and some buttons that show you how to turn devices off and on.

It may be VB2008 express, can't remember, but it will import into Vb2010 express no problem.
« Last Edit: May 23, 2011, 02:20:05 PM by EL34 »
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