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Parallel port capture

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What should I do (with code please) to capture data sent from a DOS application (running in a DOS Box) to a parallel port from a Windows application (even "dir > lpt1") ? I want to process this data and then send them back to that parallel port.
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by:vinniew
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do some research on inp() and outp().


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by:incah
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These functions work obly on Win16. I am also interested in Win32.
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by:pcs071997
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win32 process the I/O device as file. therefore you can use opnefile(), readfile().good luck.!!!i have no code.
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amartin030297 earned 300 total points
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To do what you ask, you MUST (there is NO OTHER WAY):
   Write a VxD (Sounds scarry at first, but you can buy ($495)
VToolsD [www.vireo.com]) which write the entire VxD skeleton
for you.. (there are also other free progs out there that
write VxD's also, but I don't know their names)..

  VIOPort (a class in VToolsD) makes this about 5 lines of code.
class myVIOPort : Public VIOPort
....

ie.  new myVIOPort(0x378);

   --Aaron

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