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Hi guys,

I have to develop an application to capture the "printed"
data from another machine.

I have a specialized hardware (not a computer) that has
only a parallel port (Centronics-SPP) connected to a
printer. I think the only way to capture the information
that the system send to printer is connecting a computer
to this parallel port and pretend to be a printer. So, the
system will send the information and I could filter the
data.

I have no idea how to do it!! I found a lot of information
about parallel ports, but nothing related to my doubt. If
someone could help me, I really appreciate.

Thanks.

Carlos Aurélio

Nov 20 '05 #1
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Hello, Carlos:

I don't know if this can help, but...:
You may find in the Internet a driver for that job or write it yourself.
Another way might be to buy a hardware conversor Parallel <=> Serial and use the well known MSCOMM32.OCX to perform the communication.

Regards.
"Carlos Pezzotta" <ca****@pezzotta.com> escribió en el mensaje news:1f*****************************@phx.gbl...
Hi guys,

I have to develop an application to capture the "printed"
data from another machine.

I have a specialized hardware (not a computer) that has
only a parallel port (Centronics-SPP) connected to a
printer. I think the only way to capture the information
that the system send to printer is connecting a computer
to this parallel port and pretend to be a printer. So, the
system will send the information and I could filter the
data.

I have no idea how to do it!! I found a lot of information
about parallel ports, but nothing related to my doubt. If
someone could help me, I really appreciate.

Thanks.

Carlos Aurélio

Nov 20 '05 #2

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I have exactly the same problem, could you get some solution for this problem.

Thanks.
May 5 '06 #3

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