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Serial or HID Bluetooth profile for windows 8 metro apps

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  • Hi All,

    I have a Bluetooth Barcode scanner. I am trying to make a connection and get the barcode value from windows 8 Metro app using C#. Seeing the blogs I feel that It is not possible in metro app directly. 

    Do we have any other way to support this or can we write a service in which i can create connection and get the data. WinRt app can get data from this service. Any suggestion Techies!!!

    Thanks in advance,

    Pankaj

    Monday, January 21, 2013 1:16 PM

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  • Hello,

    You should be able to write a HID driver for your device that will send keyboard input to any Windows Store app. If your device firmware registers itself as a HID keyboard device you might be able to use the in box driver. Keep in mind that if you write a driver it will need to go through certification and be signed. Also keep in mind that only OEMs can install drivers on Windows RT devices. Because of this your device will likely not work on Windows RT devices.

    I hope this helps,

    James


    Windows SDK Technologies - Microsoft Developer Services - http://blogs.msdn.com/mediasdkstuff/

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 9:16 PM
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  • Hi Talktopankay,

    Thank you for your question.

    I am trying to involve someone familiar with this topic to further look at this issue. There might be some time delay. Appreciate your patience.
     
    Thank you for your understanding and support.


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    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 2:05 AM
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  • Hello,

    You should be able to write a HID driver for your device that will send keyboard input to any Windows Store app. If your device firmware registers itself as a HID keyboard device you might be able to use the in box driver. Keep in mind that if you write a driver it will need to go through certification and be signed. Also keep in mind that only OEMs can install drivers on Windows RT devices. Because of this your device will likely not work on Windows RT devices.

    I hope this helps,

    James


    Windows SDK Technologies - Microsoft Developer Services - http://blogs.msdn.com/mediasdkstuff/

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013 9:16 PM
    Moderator
  • Hey,

    I've downloaded and installed a Bluetooth Message Access Profile server driver from the following link: http://www.driverscape.com/download/bluetooth-message-access-profile-server

    Right now, I'm looking for a sample application that creates a handle to this driver in order to send / recv messages. Can you please help?   Efrat.

    Thursday, January 8, 2015 7:07 PM