Using Multiple Serial Monitors

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Serial Communications 2 boards

If you work with multiple Serial connections, then you can open multiple Serial Monitor windows, one for each COM port. This can be useful if you work with an Arduino board that has multiple serial ports, or with multiple boards attached to your PC.

However, with one Visual Studio/Atmel Studio/Visual Micro session, you can always use only one board for programming and debugging. If you want to program/debug multiple boards, simply open multiple Visual Studio/Atmel Studio sessions.

  • To open a second, third etc. Serial Monitor, select View > Other Windows > Arduino Port Monitor and choose the COM port you want a Serial Windows to be opened for.

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Working with the Serial Monitor shows you how serial communications between the board(s) and your PC can be visualized and configured.

Debugging with Different Ports, Pins and Speeds shows you how to change the port, pins and speed used for debugging