2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 23, 2011 4:05 AM by 824073 RSS

    how to read from parallel port in windows

    843790
      Hi!

      I read the javax.comm api and noticed that it is supported for Sun and Linux but not for windows. is there a standard way for Windows also? I would like to build a simle app that communicates with external handmade device via parallel port.

      BR
      Aleksei
        • 1. Re: how to read from parallel port in windows
          836449
          Hello,

          Has anyone been able to work on reading/listening to parallel ports using JAVA?
          I am working on a project that listens to a parallel port and I am having a problem, big time.

          Need some advice, the only thing I have done so far is detect the port (LPT1) but I have
          never successfully opened and communicated with the port.

          Any words on this?

          Please help.

          Thanks,

          Edited by: user12858801 on Feb 2, 2011 8:03 PM
          • 2. Re: how to read from parallel port in windows
            824073
            Yes, Sun gave up on Windows for its communications API. You should use rxtx (http://users.frii.com/jarvi/rxtx/ and http://rxtx.qbang.org/wiki/index.php/Download) if you want to connect to serial or parallel ports in Window