the best software program for parallel port interface?

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  1. marcus jamus

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    Jun 30, 2009
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    Thanks for the help. But i still have an additional question. Which among the software programs available nowadays is the best for parallel port interfacing?
     
  2. bertus

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    Apr 5, 2008
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    Hello,

    Wich software to be used is dependend on the operating system.
    On the newer operating systems the I/O handling is done by the kernel.
    You will need some driver programs to acces the parallel port.

    Greetings,
    Bertus
     
  3. lightingman

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    Apr 19, 2007
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    Hi,

    I use Visual Basic. You can access the parallel port from there. You will (as Bertus says
    need another file to place into the program or Windows directory. The one that I use is inpout32 (for win 95 / 98, ME. There is an impout for XP as well. This file came with a book. This was Parallel port complete by Jan Axelson. It is well worth the cost.

    I hope this helps.

    Daniel.
     
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