Bluetooth Device Discovery

Windows Mobile 6.5
Windows Mobile SupportedWindows Embedded CE Not Supported

This code sample is named BtSearch. It demonstrates simple Bluetooth device discovery via the WinSock 2 API. The application provides a listbox control which, when searching is complete, lists the discovered Bluetooth devices. Only the names of the mobile devices are displayed, but their addresses are also retrieved. You can use this extra information to query the mobile devices for more information.

To run this code sample, you must have a discoverable Bluetooth device.

Feature Area

Networking - Wireless


Relevant APIs

Bluetooth Device Discovery

Windows Sockets (Winsock) API

WSALookupServiceBegin (Bluetooth) function

WSALookupServiceEnd (Bluetooth) function

WSALookupServiceNext (Bluetooth) function

  1. Navigate to the solution file (*.sln), and double-click it. By default, the solution file is copied to the following folder:

    C:\Program Files\Windows Mobile 6 SDK\Samples\PocketPC\CPP\win32\Bluetooth\btsearch

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 launches and loads the solution.

  2. Build the solution (Ctrl+Shift+B).

  3. Deploy the solution (F5).

SDK: Windows Mobile 6 Professional SDK and Windows Mobile 6 Standard SDK

Development Environment: Visual Studio 2005.

ActiveSync: Version 4.5.

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