Thread: Printer Ports...

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    Registered User SavesTheDay's Avatar
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    Printer Ports...

    Can ANYONE please tell me how to write code which determines which printer port is the actual port? I have read every message on here about the ports and all of the links....but I still can't get my code to work...

    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <dos.h>
    void main(void)
     unsigned int far *ptraddr;  /* Pointer to location of Port Addresses */
     unsigned int address;       /* Address of Port */
     int a;
     ptraddr=(unsigned int far *)0x00000408;
     for (a = 0; a < 3; a++)
        address = *ptraddr;
        if (address == 0)
    		printf("No port found for LPT%d \n",a+1);
    		printf("Address assigned to LPT%d is %Xh\n",a+1,address);
    I got that code from a website...but it won't work either..Visual C++ says "Far" is an obsolete keyword...and Borland just won't compile it...anyone?

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    Ok, i cannot answer your question about the printer port, but i can help about the compilers not compiling that code. You need a 16-bit dos compiler, FAR pointers are obsolete in a 32-bit enviroment so get something like Borland Turbo C++ 3.1, it does compile code with FAR pointers and much more.

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