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Windows 7: neet to access parallel port in windows7

28 Dec 2011   #1
santhan

windows7
 
 
neet to access parallel port in windows7

I want to control the parallel port from vb.net, kindy tell me how to access it from windows 7


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28 Dec 2011   #2
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Assuming that you have a parallel port, and that it's enabled in your BIOS so that Windows sees it and has a device driver for it installed, I think you can access the port through the device name LPTx: where x is a number starting from 1, so it would most likely be LPT1: - it could also just be LPT: - I'm not totally sure about it.
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28 Dec 2011   #3
mgp1964

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Corazon is spot on, many newer motherboards no longer have the parallel port or even a serial port now days and if you are wanting to program something using the parallel port as the connection port then you may have to purchae a parallel port add-on card.
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