programming the parallel port to control device

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    programming the parallel port to control device

    hi there i am new to the forum, I am working on being able to write a program in C that will allow me to control the parallel port. The reason for this is that I would like to be able to control a light bulb from the PC, thru a DAC, ADC and breadboard etc. I know that the port is 0x378 which can be set, but is there any other specific details I need to know?

    Your advice and suggestions would be much appreciated.

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    How to read/write to parallel port?
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    thanks for the link, i will be using windows 95/98 and MS visual studio 6 as compiler. most of the info i have found has been on linux. Just wondering if anyone has ever done this before and what the best way to approach it, have not used C to control hardware, just used it to write some simple programs.

    thanks

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    So did you do the search yourself, or did you just click on the first link offered to you?

    I can only assume that you gave up and posted another reply before you got to the "For Windows 95/98/NT/2000/Me/Xp" part of the first link I posted.
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