Author Topic: USB to DB25  (Read 7727 times)

comitop

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USB to DB25
« on: October 29, 2010, 11:15:35 am »
I wrote a program in BV.6 using the parallel. This program runs find on a desktop computer. I would like to upgrade to laptop. The laptop doesn't have a parallel port so I bought a USB to DB25 (bi-directional) parallel cable, install my program and coped the inpout32.dll to the system32 folder. Nothing happen.
 Do I need to upgrade my inpout32.dll or use something else?

I notice that it an USB Printer interface  connection
is there a way to read/write to this connection in VB.6
Paul
 
 

Jan Axelson

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Re: USB to DB25
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2010, 11:27:47 am »
For direct port access, you could give this a try:

http://www-user.tu-chemnitz.de/~heha/bastelecke/Rund%20um%20den%20PC/USB2LPT/index.html.en

All of the other USB/parallel adapters I'm aware of work only with printers.

Jan