I'm trying to send data to and from an existing Windows app (VB/NET) that I cannot at this time change. The app apparently is written to expect the ";" at the end of data characters being transmitted. This was written to work in PD, which it does, using netsend/netreceive. But i want to re-work this to use Max. I have not been able to simply replace netsend/netreceive with anything i can find (and I have looked) in Max. So far as i can see, using for example net.tcp.send (and tcpClient too) in Max, i never get the ";". It is stripped off if I try to add it in the string to be sent (of course - that would be too easy!). I verified this using a packet sniffer. I think this is why the app I'm trying to connect to keeps crashing. ANy suggestions would be GREAT. I'm in over my head... again!