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Parallel Port File Transfer

Posted on 1999-07-09
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Last Modified: 2013-11-15
I have to develop parallel port file transfer. I'm using VC++ and I couldn't find any sample code or documentation.

Is there anything available? For example, source code for something like laplink?

All I need is a reliable parallel port file transfer.

Thanks a lot
Question by:danigraf
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ID: 1199668
Both parallel and serial communications are performed using the Win32 file API - the most comprehensive explanation on this issue can be found at '' - the name of the article is 'Serial Communications in Win32'. It describes in detail how to access the COM ports using C/C++ (the same for LPT).

If you prefer a class for doing this, take a look at '', which provides a complete communication class for all this.


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ID: 1199669
I'm looking for parallel port communication!!! Serial port is no problem. To be more specific, I'm looking for parallel file transfer from one PC to another (Windows 95 and later also Windows NT).

Thanks a lot
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Hmm, did you take a look at the MSDN link? As I said, parallel and serial I/O are minla the same thing...

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