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How can I access the name space, Windows.Devices.Bluetooth, in Windows 8.1

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  • My project needs the App has the capability to access Bluetooth, and I know that Windows8.1 provides the Bluetooth API in Windows Runtime.

    The OS of my laptop was Windows8 Pro (64-bit). VS Express 2012 for Windows8 was installed on it. On 11/18/2013, I updated my OS from Windows8 Pro (64-bit) to Windows8.1 Pro (64-bit). However, I cannot find the name space, Windows.Devices.Bluetooth, in the VS Express 2012 for Windows8.1.

    How can I access the name space, Windows.Devices.Bluetooth?  

    1. Must I install VS Express 2013 for Windows?

    2. Must I install the SDK of Windows8.1?

    3. Or must I use VS 2013, not VS Express 2013?

    4. Any other ideas?

    Thank you very much in advance!

    Tuesday, October 22, 2013 8:16 AM

Answers

  • You need to use Visual Studio 2013 to write a Windows 8.1 app. You cannot write a Windows 8.1 app in Visual Studio 2012.

    Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows should be sufficient.

    --Rob

    • Marked as answer by Kevin Wang CD Wednesday, October 23, 2013 7:20 AM
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 4:49 AM
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  • Hi,

    I have moved this thread to Tailoring your Windows Store app for hardware and devices forum for better response.

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    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 3:09 AM
  • You need to use Visual Studio 2013 to write a Windows 8.1 app. You cannot write a Windows 8.1 app in Visual Studio 2012.

    Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows should be sufficient.

    --Rob

    • Marked as answer by Kevin Wang CD Wednesday, October 23, 2013 7:20 AM
    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 4:49 AM
    Moderator
  • Thank you very much, Rob!

    I have installed VS 2013, and it indeed works.

    However, I still cannot install Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows.

    Thank you again,

    -- Kevin

    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 8:10 AM
  • You need to use Visual Studio 2013 to write a Windows 8.1 app. You cannot write a Windows 8.1 app in Visual Studio 2012.

    Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows should be sufficient.

    --Rob

    Thank you very much, Rob!

    I have installed VS 2013, and it indeed works.

    However, I still cannot install Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows.

    Thank you again,

    -- Kevin


    Wednesday, October 23, 2013 8:10 AM