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Subject: Re: RS232 newbie - in need of assistance!
Date: Fri, 3 Jan 2003 12:19:22 -0500
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True, you can open("lpt") or something like that, but you need to be the
admin and it's one of those high speed protocols. I forget the details of
this, because it's pointless imo.
Finally there are no processor I/O ports that one can access in WinNT/XP
(it's been cut off for security reasons). There is a PortIO driver I've used
before, however it's pretty complex and you'd need to access the win32 API a
"PCS Electronics" wrote in
> > using the parallel port is fine if you're not using Windows NT/2000/XP
> > you write code in C. For VB? Eh, it gets a little harder I guess. I'm
> > 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
> 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
> > have.
> 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.
> Best regards,
> Marko - PCS Electronics
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