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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 1999

    Communicating with LPTI port

    I want to communicate with other hardware thru the printer port. The hardware will consist among other things of some sram's that i want to send and recieve data from and to. So if anyone have and url's to where one could find facts on this subject (the software part) please let me know.
    / Andreas

    As I once said to my friend. I am not perfect, not even
    near perfect but what would be the fun in that?
    It would take away you possibilitys to call me a dumbass.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 1999

    Re: Communicating with LPTI port

    You can use the Win32 API functions CreateFile, ReadFile, WriteFile, CloseHandle... on LPT with either blocking or non-blocking I/O.

    Use the CreateFile function to open a handle to a communications resource. In your case to LPT1. It returns a handle to a parallel port.

    Take a look to the serial communication examples, it is similar.

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