Karar
Karar
Branch Unspecified
29 Nov 2007

Accessing parallel port with no dll

how can I access parallel port no using dll.And I can't use ddk for driver development(our instructor says).
platform:windows xp
language:cpp or c
Ide:visual studio
I lost my way in https://www.beyondlogic.org/ and other sites.Anyone have any spesific research or road map.what must I do.
harshharsh26

harshharsh26

Branch Unspecified
30 Nov 2007
Hey that's a problem,
I had wasted my 2 years behind this and finally had to learn how to build Device Driver,

I dont think we can have any other alternative except to change the OS to ME or Win98...

I dont understand why u dont want to have a device driver,
even the DDK kit is free of cost from microsoft...

Tell me if u find any other alternative(other than device driver and DLL)
...
Ashraf HZ

Ashraf HZ

Communications
30 Nov 2007
Your instructor is an evil person. Maybe xheavenlyx can chip in his wisdom regarding parallel ports, soon..
xheavenlyx

xheavenlyx

Electronics and Communication
01 Dec 2007
lol, i knew you would be here ash.

And so very very true!! He is either evil or does not know what he is talking about. The later is a probable.

Tell your professor, why we use a dll is because wind00z does NOT allow you to access hardware directly. The dll is just a pass-through, its NOT a program. And if you are planning to make a device driver for parallel on winXP then we will pray for you.

And harshan is right, its easer to use Win98 or linux. so tell your professor to go online and learn to do what he tells you to, then he can tell you what is possible or not.
Karar

Karar

Branch Unspecified
03 Dec 2007
for accessing parallel port I must write a driver.if I use ddk and libraries and write a driver for parallel port,can anyone who doesnt install ddk use my driver.(os win xp).
And is there any windows api for writing driver,for writing driver what must I do.do I have to use ddk.
Karar

Karar

Branch Unspecified
03 Dec 2007
xheavenlyx
lol, i knew you would be here ash.

And so very very true!! He is either evil or does not know what he is talking about. The later is a probable.

Tell your professor, why we use a dll is because wind00z does NOT allow you to access hardware directly. The dll is just a pass-through, its NOT a program. And if you are planning to make a device driver for parallel on winXP then we will pray for you.

And harshan is right, its easer to use Win98 or linux. so tell your professor to go online and learn to do what he tells you to, then he can tell you what is possible or not.
our instructor says "I want to see the code and access parallel port whatever you want you can do".I think I must write a dll(like inpout32.dll) or I must write driver with ddk(if use ddk can everybody use my driver).
is there any relationship between dll and driver.
harshharsh26

harshharsh26

Branch Unspecified
08 Dec 2007
yes if u use a ddk any one can use the driver he just need to have the dll which is the o/p of ddk in the system32 folder and a Registry entry in windows registry

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