batch file programming LCD's
When i start my mp3box i want to write something on the LCD screen.
i'ts running msdos and and when i boot it up i will make a autoexec.bat type of file and make it print on the screen a program selection. What i was wondering if anyone has tryied this, is in batch file programming you can redirect an output to a serial port or paralell port instead of the screen so if i ECHO'ed some text to the Com1 or LPTn port will is print it on the LCD? I can't try this at the moment becasue i don't have one.
or if not can anyone sujest anything else.
by the way anyone wants to know a bit of batch file programming it can be really useful. goto http://www.astalavista.com/code/dos/batch.shtml it's a very nice tut.
Re: batch file programming LCD's
you need to locate a little utility called lcdprint.exe. I have seen it floating around a bit, never used it myself personally....
then u can do things like
c:\>lcdprint.exe "Hello you, reading the LCD"
you can't just pipe the output from a DOS ECHO,etc to a printer/serial port and expect some action. its a little more advanced than that..... ;)