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I dont knw how comunicate with printer port

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    Originally posted by Arun Ricky View Post
    Hi to all members I am new here I want to learn programming for electronic circuits bt i dont now how to communicate with printer port I tried before take knowledge from internet but fail my system doesnt work like them it shows some error of system 32. Can anyone help me to do so.
    I guess bottom line is this isn't a place to LEARN programming, or probably even to get support for code, unless its really vintage. As you mention System32 I guess you are coding for windows devolved from the NT kernel, so 2000,XP,Vista,7,8,8.1 or even Technical Preview...
    .... I would start with the support forum for whatever tool you have chosen. If its the free Microsoft tools, either the Express or Community editions, then start with MSDN

    if its GCC via MINGW then there are some resources listed here:-

    If that doesn't help then this Microsoft article, which is my favourite

    contains information on how to find support for Microsoft and Non-Microsoft products. If you want help read it carefully...

    Looking for Analog Computers, Drum Plotters, and Graphics Terminals


      Well the OP hasn't checked in yet after his initial request, so perhaps he's found his answer elsewhere.


        Thanks for reply. I didnt find out the solution yet nw I am trying to do change my os first suggest me suitable for my work..thanks


          Originally posted by Arun Ricky View Post
          I want to do programing for electronic systems I want to send programs by printer port and recive intrupt data from the system
          Yeah, doesn't much sound like a "Vintage" problem here, so my suggestion would be to heed the support advice above, and then head over to a general electronics/programming forum that will be better suited to help you with what you want to do.

          good luck-gwk


            Originally posted by Arun Ricky View Post
            Hi to all members I am new here I want to learn programming for electronic circuits bt i dont now how to communicate with printer port I tried before take knowledge from internet but fail my system doesnt work like them it shows some error of system 32. Can anyone help me to do so.
            In which language you want to learn programming for electronic circuits i will help you to communicate with printer port and give you some knowledge about it