i have to interface an energymeter (RS485) to the RS232 port on the PC and develope a program in Visual Basic to manipulate the data received from the meter (according to IEC1107 protocol). I must be able to read the data recieved real time and also save the data in a database for analysis. I have no basics regarding VB. Should i use Normal VB or should i go for VB.NET platform? Are there any ebooks of tutorials regarding this topic?
Please do help!..