Recently I’ve been working with a selection of Bluetooth printers. During this work I’ve noticed an odd thing about the UWP Bluetooth APIs. It’s all about the Class of Device. These are a set of defined device types and are categorised into major and minor classes. For example a Printer has a Major class of… Continue reading Talking to Printers
With Windows (and Phone) 8.1 there were two different device capabilities which needed to be set to use either RfComm or Bluetooth LE from your app. You had to specify a target device (or All) and target service name(s). With Windows 10 there is a simpler option. You still have to edit the appxmanifest code… Continue reading Bluetooth Development made easier in Windows 10
As promised here are the resources from yesterday’s session on Bluetooth and NFC. I’ve begun uploading the slides and code to this SkyDrive folder:- http://sdrv.ms/143OZD7 I have a few finishing touches to put on the sharing library for NFC – it will be up on NuGet and CodePlex shortly.
Version 8.1 of 32feet.NET for Windows Phone is now available via NuGet. This package adds some helper functionality for Bluetooth development. In particular this version includes the RfCommServiceId (designed to match the Windows 8.1 API) to provide information about various standard RfComm profiles. You can use this when connecting a StreamSocket or to filter devices… Continue reading Update to 32feet.NET for Windows Phone
Unless you’ve been stuck under a rock (in which case what are you doing reading this?) you’ll know that Microsoft announced a preview release of Windows 8.1 at Build yesterday. While I haven’t got a development machine up and running yet (No easy upgrade if your device is UK English) I’ve been looking at the… Continue reading Bluetooth Development with Windows 8.1
With the recent announcement of Windows Embedded Handheld 8 it seems fitting to discuss something related to industrial and line-of-business applications which you can develop now on the Windows Phone platform. I’ve released the first drop of 32feet.NET for Windows Phone 8 to our CodePlex site and NuGet. Because the programming model on Windows Phone… Continue reading 32feet.NET for Windows Phone