Full control of parallel port?

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    Full control of parallel port?

    Is it possible under Win32 to get total control over the parallel port like it was possible under DOS? I.e. can I manipulate all of the control, status, and data pins, manipulate the ECP register (if the port is in ECP mode), etc? This is a reasonably trivial program to write under pure DOS, but I'm betting that it's not gonna be so easy in Win32?

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    I doubt it, without writing a device driver. There are a few utilities around that claim to give you full access, such as this one. I've never tried so don't know if it will give the level of access you require.
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