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Retrieve data from the parallel port, data originally intended for line printer

Hi

I have some rather old equipment which is currently transmitting data to a line printer which then simply prints this output, there is no way for me to change the way this output is given so what i need is to read the data transmitted to the printer. Meaning i need to read from the parallel port ???

How can this be done ?
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mSchmidt
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eozz_2000Commented:
I have a dll made in VisualBasic 6.0, you only need to add a reference to it in your solution and you will be able to communicate with the parallel port.

If you want it, give me your mail and I send you the control.
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mSchmidtAuthor Commented:
Does this mean i will be able to recieve data from the parallel port on pin 2-9 ?
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eozz_2000Commented:
Yes, this dll has two methods:

outport(val, portAddress)
inport(portAddress)

in portAddress is obviously that you must use 888 (parallel)
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mSchmidtAuthor Commented:
Well okay thanks

email addresss morten@slan.dk
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eozz_2000Commented:
Hey man... did my dll helped you?
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mSchmidtAuthor Commented:
Never recieved one...
try again ?
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eozz_2000Commented:
ok, remember that you have to register with

regsvr32.exe Puerto.dll
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