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newbie wants to acces a parallel port

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Hello I am using visual basic 3 can I access a parallel port
I want to switch pin 2 can you help with a code snippet or advice.

Best wishes from New zealand
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kamall earned 50 total points
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You can not access the parallel port directly from VB (with pure VB code).
Comment me your e-mail address so I can send you a complete project for accessing the PC ports.
I will comment you some useful URLs for accessing the PC parallel port.

Regards
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You can find very useful information on using the parallel port in the following URL's:

    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 

Hope that helps.
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Try win95io.Zip.. written by Vincent Himpe...

I'll up it to my web site (its hard to find on the original site!)

stay tuned...
BTW it is easy to use!! thats why I like it ..

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Hi my email is arrowtow@es.co.nz

best wishes gerald
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wampy,
Just e-mailed you the project.
Regards.
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