program hangs while accessing parallel port in VB

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the following code does not work properly.

write this code on command button's click

open "LPT1:" for output as #1
print #1,"255"
close #1


this code hangs after it comes to the 'close #1' stage

please suggest any modifications.
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Hello ppvs,

i would suggest using the printer object included in vb.

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