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// Example by Tom Igoe

// Creates a client that listens for input
// until it gets a linefeed character, and puts 
// the bytes it gets into a byte[] buffer

Client myClient; 
byte[] byteBuffer = new byte[12];
byte interesting = 10;

void setup() { 
  size (300, 100);
  // Connect to the local machine at port 10002.
  // This example will not run if you haven't
  // previously started a server on this port
  myClient = new Client(this, "", 10002); 

void draw() { 
  if (myClient.available() > 0) { 
    // Read until we get a linefeed
    int byteCount = myClient.readBytesUntil(interesting, byteBuffer); 
    // Convert the byte array to a String
    String myString = new String(byteBuffer);
    // Display the string
Description Reads from the port into a buffer of bytes up to and including a particular character. If the character isn't in the buffer, 'null' is returned. The version with no byteBuffer parameter returns a byte array of all data up to and including the interesting byte. This is not efficient, but is easy to use. The version with the byteBuffer parameter is more memory and time efficient. It grabs the data in the buffer and puts it into the byte array passed in and returns an int value for the number of bytes read. If the byte buffer is not large enough, -1 is returned and an error is printed to the message area. If nothing is in the buffer, 0 is returned.
client.readBytesUntil(interesting, byteBuffer)
client any variable of type Client
interesting byte: character designated to mark the end of the data
byteBuffer byte[]: passed in byte array to be altered
Returns byte[] or int
Usage Application
Updated on June 14, 2010 12:05:29pm EDT

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