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From: "PCS Electronics"
Subject: Re: RS232 newbie - in need of assistance!
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Date: Fri, 3 Jan 2003 02:05:51 +0100
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> using the parallel port is fine if you're not using Windows NT/2000/XP and
> you write code in C. For VB? Eh, it gets a little harder I guess. I'm sure
> there are thrid party components that will make this work.
The one I suggested in my earlier post will work in NT and XP as well.
It comes with a sample VB program. In fact you can read the port right
"out of the box".
Its really just a matter of connecting switches to the port. I'm not sure if there
is +5V somewhere on the port. If not, he may have to use another source to
get 5V, a battery perhaps.
> but it is the easiest hardware wise! We have these parallel port/RS232
> protoboards. Very handy and inexpensive even though I've never used ones we
Sounds good. Even though he could just attach cables to the connector.
It really depends on what he is actually trying to do with the switches.
Marko - PCS Electronics
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