Windows Phone 8.1 emulator bluetooth support RRS feed

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  • Hi all!

    My question is pretty complicated and unique, I hope that somebody will be able to help me with this... Here it comes:

    So, my task is to develop an app for WP 8.1 that will be able to communicate with a custom hardware (not a smartphone at all) through bluetooth connection. It will be a pretty simple app, which will make good use of the new bluetooth API. My question is that will I be able to test that application with the newest WP 8.1 emulator in Visual Studio, or I'll certainly need a test device for that, since the emulator is not able to handle bluetooth connections at all? I heard a lot of rumours about that, that's why I am asking for the experience of someone who already did something like that.

    (I know, I know, I should buy a WP if I want to develop for it and use it for testing, etc., but please, concentrate on my question. I have a good reason why I asked it, and I only need support on this matter.)

    Thanks well in advance!

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 9:30 AM


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