Arduino Programming Language: Serial.parseInt

Name

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


Based on the reference originally written by Arduino Community,  wiring.org.co and  arduino.cc