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using the printer port as digital i/o from vb 5

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i wish to us the printer port as digital i/o, to do this i need to be able to read and write a byte of data (to test/set pins high/low) to the hardware any ideas how ?
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Working with the PC Parallel port is a little bit complicated using pure code.
There are some Dynamic Link Libraries (DLL's) and custom controls that enable easy access to this port as well as to the PC COM ports and any other USER port.
I can send you by e-mail a sample project that uses a DLL to access these ports. Just comment me your e-mail address.

You can also find very useful information about this subject in the following URLs:
                    http://www.doc.ic.ac.uk/~ih/doc/par/ 
                    http://www.senet.com.au/~cpeacock/parallel.htm 
                    http://et.nmsu.edu/~etti/fall96/computer/printer/printer.html 

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ok, send the sample project to this e-mail address.

spg@orangenet.co.uk
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The files has been sent to you.
Please check your e-mail.
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by:nilehawk
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i have a file that help you to use i/o printer port
if some one need it please send me an E-mail
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