Serial.parseInt()

Description

Looks for the next valid integer in the incoming serial stream.parseInt() inherits from the Stream utility class.

In particular:

  • Initial characters that are not digits or a minus sign, are skipped;

  • Parsing stops when no characters have been read for a configurable time-out value, or a non-digit is read;

  • If no valid digits were read when the time-out (see Serial.setTimeout()) occurs, 0 is returned;

Syntax

Serial.parseInt() Serial.parseInt(char skipChar)

Arduino Mega only:

Serial1.parseInt()
Serial2.parseInt()
Serial3.parseInt()

Parameters

skipChar: used to skip the indicated char in the search. Used for example to skip thousands divider.

Returns

long : the next valid integer

See also