Communicating with peripheral devices (HTML)


Your Windows Store app can communicate with a wide range of peripheral devices. Learn how your app can scan content from a scanner or use device protocol APIs to communicate with HID, Bluetooth GATT, and Bluetooth RFCOMM devices.

In this section



Learn how to scan content from your Windows Store app using JavaScript, by using a flatbed, feeder, or auto-configured scan source.

Bluetooth devices

Windows Runtime in Windows 8.1 provides several new Bluetooth namespaces:

Using these namespaces, developers can write a Windows Store app that talks to Bluetooth devices.

Human Interface Devices (HID)

The Windows.Devices.HumanInterfaceDevice API lets your Windows Runtime app access devices that support the Human Interface Device (HID) protocol.