CLBeacon Class

Definition

Represents a local-area device that can be used for fine-grained location monitoring.

[Foundation.Register("CLBeacon", true)]
[ObjCRuntime.Introduced(ObjCRuntime.PlatformName.iOS, 7, 0, ObjCRuntime.PlatformArchitecture.All, null)]
[ObjCRuntime.Unavailable(ObjCRuntime.PlatformName.WatchOS, ObjCRuntime.PlatformArchitecture.All, null)]
[ObjCRuntime.Unavailable(ObjCRuntime.PlatformName.MacOSX, ObjCRuntime.PlatformArchitecture.All, null)]
[ObjCRuntime.Unavailable(ObjCRuntime.PlatformName.TvOS, ObjCRuntime.PlatformArchitecture.All, null)]
public class CLBeacon : Foundation.NSObject, Foundation.INSCopying, Foundation.INSSecureCoding, IDisposable
type CLBeacon = class
    inherit NSObject
    interface INSCoding
    interface INativeObject
    interface IDisposable
    interface INSCopying
    interface INSSecureCoding
Inheritance
CLBeacon
Attributes
Implements

Remarks

Beacons are Bluetooth (often Bluetooth LE) devices that can be detected by apps. Currently, beacons are iOS devices, but Apple has stated that they intend to release a Bluetooth profile for beacons. (Current non-Apple iBeacon devices use formats apparently based on reverse-engineered signals.)

Beacons can be used to created CLRegions that can be monitored for entry and exit, as shown in the following code:


locationManager = new CLLocationManager();
NSUuid beaconId = new NSUuid("E437C1AF-36CE-4BBC-BBE2-6CE802977C46");
var beaconRegion = new CLBeaconRegion(beaconId, "My Beacon");
locationManager.RegionEntered += (s,e) => {
	if(e.Region.Identifier == "My Beacon")
	{
		Console.WriteLine("Found My Beacon");
	}
};
locationManager.StartMonitoring(beaconRegion);            

iBeacons also support "ranging" for determining physical proximity with a higher precision with the Proximity property. The following example shows the basic use of ranging:


locationManager.StartRangingBeacons(beaconRegion);
locationManager.DidRangeBeacons += (lm, rangeEvents) => {
				switch(rangeEvents.Beacons[0].Proximity)
				{
				case CLProximity.Far : 
					Console.WriteLine("You're getting colder!");
					break;
				case CLProximity.Near :
					Console.WriteLine("You're getting warmer!");
					break;
				case CLProximity.Immediate :
					Console.WriteLine("You're red hot!");
					break;
				case CLProximity.Unknown : 
					Console.WriteLine("I can't tell");
					break;
				default:
					throw new ArgumentOutOfRangeException();
				}
			};

locationManager.DidRangeBeacons.Add(fun rangeEvents ->
    let s = match rangeEvents.Beacons.[0].Proximity with
        | CLProximity.Far  -> "You're getting colder!"
        | CLProximity.Near -> "You're getting warmer!"
        | CLProximity.Immediate -> "You're red hot!"
        | CLProximity.Unknown -> "I can't tell"
        | _ -> raise(ArgumentOutOfRangeException("Unknown argument"))
    Console.WriteLine(s)   
)
locationManager.StartRangingBeacons(beaconRegion)       

Applications can broadcast themselves as beacons by passing the P:CoreLocation.CLBeaconRegion.PeripheralData property of a CLBeaconRegion to StartAdvertising(NSDictionary).

Constructors

CLBeacon()

Default constructor, initializes a new instance of this class.

CLBeacon(IntPtr)

A constructor used when creating managed representations of unmanaged objects; Called by the runtime.

CLBeacon(NSCoder)

A constructor that initializes the object from the data stored in the unarchiver object.

CLBeacon(NSObjectFlag)

Constructor to call on derived classes to skip initialization and merely allocate the object.

Properties

Accuracy

The accuracy of Proximity, in meters.

Class (Inherited from NSObject)
ClassHandle

The handle for this class.

DebugDescription

A developer-meaningful description of this object.

(Inherited from NSObject)
Description

Description of the object, the Objective-C version of ToString.

(Inherited from NSObject)
Handle

Handle (pointer) to the unmanaged object representation.

(Inherited from NSObject)
IsDirectBinding (Inherited from NSObject)
IsProxy (Inherited from NSObject)
Major

A number that can be used by the application developer for any purpose.

Minor

A number that can be used by the application developer for any purpose.

Proximity

The distance to the beacon.

ProximityUuid

The proximity ID of the beacon.

RetainCount

Returns the current Objective-C retain count for the object.

(Inherited from NSObject)
Rssi

The average received signal strength, measured in decibels.

Self (Inherited from NSObject)
Superclass (Inherited from NSObject)
SuperHandle

Handle used to represent the methods in the base class for this NSObject.

(Inherited from NSObject)
Zone (Inherited from NSObject)

Methods

AddObserver(NSObject, NSString, NSKeyValueObservingOptions, IntPtr)

Registers an object for being observed externally (using NSString keyPath).   Observed changes are dispatched to the observer’s object ObserveValue(NSString, NSObject, NSDictionary, IntPtr) method.

(Inherited from NSObject)
AddObserver(NSObject, String, NSKeyValueObservingOptions, IntPtr)

Registers an object for being observed externally (using string keyPath).   Observed changes are dispatched to the observer’s object ObserveValue(NSString, NSObject, NSDictionary, IntPtr) method.

(Inherited from NSObject)
AddObserver(NSString, NSKeyValueObservingOptions, Action<NSObservedChange>)

Registers an object for being observed externally using an arbitrary method.

(Inherited from NSObject)
AddObserver(String, NSKeyValueObservingOptions, Action<NSObservedChange>)

Registers an object for being observed externally using an arbitrary method.

(Inherited from NSObject)
AwakeFromNib()

Called after the object has been loaded from the nib file. Overriders must call base.AwakeFromNib().

(Inherited from NSObject)
BeginInvokeOnMainThread(Action) (Inherited from NSObject)
BeginInvokeOnMainThread(Selector, NSObject)

Invokes asynchrously the specified code on the main UI thread.

(Inherited from NSObject)
Bind(NSString, NSObject, String, NSDictionary) (Inherited from NSObject)
Bind(String, NSObject, String, NSDictionary) (Inherited from NSObject)
BindingInfo(String) (Inherited from NSObject)
BindingOptionDescriptions(String) (Inherited from NSObject)
BindingValueClass(String) (Inherited from NSObject)
CommitEditing() (Inherited from NSObject)
CommitEditing(NSObject, Selector, IntPtr) (Inherited from NSObject)
ConformsToProtocol(IntPtr)

Invoked to determine if this object implements the specified protocol.

(Inherited from NSObject)
Copy()

Performs a copy of the underlying Objective-C object.

(Inherited from NSObject)
Copy(NSZone)

Performs a copy of the underlying Objective-C object.

DangerousAutorelease() (Inherited from NSObject)
DangerousRelease() (Inherited from NSObject)
DangerousRetain() (Inherited from NSObject)
DidChange(NSKeyValueChange, NSIndexSet, NSString)

Indicates a change occurred to the indexes for a to-many relationship.

(Inherited from NSObject)
DidChange(NSString, NSKeyValueSetMutationKind, NSSet) (Inherited from NSObject)
DidChangeValue(String)

Indicates that a change occurred on the specified key.

(Inherited from NSObject)
Dispose()

Releases the resources used by the NSObject object.

(Inherited from NSObject)
Dispose(Boolean)

Releases the resources used by the NSObject object.

(Inherited from NSObject)
DoesNotRecognizeSelector(Selector)

Indicates that this object does not recognize the specified selector.

(Inherited from NSObject)
EncodeTo(NSCoder)

Encodes the state of the object on the provided encoder

Equals(NSObject) (Inherited from NSObject)
Equals(Object) (Inherited from NSObject)
ExposedBindings() (Inherited from NSObject)
GetBindingInfo(NSString) (Inherited from NSObject)
GetBindingOptionDescriptions(NSString) (Inherited from NSObject)
GetBindingValueClass(NSString) (Inherited from NSObject)
GetDictionaryOfValuesFromKeys(NSString[])

Retrieves the values of the specified keys.

(Inherited from NSObject)
GetHashCode()

Generates a hash code for the current instance.

(Inherited from NSObject)
GetMethodForSelector(Selector) (Inherited from NSObject)
GetNativeField(String) (Inherited from NSObject)
GetNativeHash() (Inherited from NSObject)
Init() (Inherited from NSObject)
InitializeHandle(IntPtr) (Inherited from NSObject)
InitializeHandle(IntPtr, String) (Inherited from NSObject)
Invoke(Action, Double) (Inherited from NSObject)
Invoke(Action, TimeSpan) (Inherited from NSObject)
InvokeOnMainThread(Action) (Inherited from NSObject)
InvokeOnMainThread(Selector, NSObject)

Invokes synchrously the specified code on the main UI thread.

(Inherited from NSObject)
IsEqual(NSObject) (Inherited from NSObject)
IsKindOfClass(Class) (Inherited from NSObject)
IsMemberOfClass(Class) (Inherited from NSObject)
MarkDirty()

Promotes a regular peer object (IsDirectBinding is true) into a toggleref object.

(Inherited from NSObject)
MutableCopy()

Creates a mutable copy of the specified NSObject.

(Inherited from NSObject)
ObjectDidEndEditing(NSObject) (Inherited from NSObject)
ObserveValue(NSString, NSObject, NSDictionary, IntPtr)

Indicates that the value at the specified keyPath relative to this object has changed.

(Inherited from NSObject)
PerformSelector(Selector) (Inherited from NSObject)
PerformSelector(Selector, NSObject) (Inherited from NSObject)
PerformSelector(Selector, NSObject, Double)

Invokes the selector on the current instance and if the obj is not null, it passes this as its single parameter.

(Inherited from NSObject)
PerformSelector(Selector, NSObject, Double, NSString[]) (Inherited from NSObject)
PerformSelector(Selector, NSObject, NSObject) (Inherited from NSObject)
PerformSelector(Selector, NSThread, NSObject, Boolean) (Inherited from NSObject)
PerformSelector(Selector, NSThread, NSObject, Boolean, NSString[]) (Inherited from NSObject)
PrepareForInterfaceBuilder() (Inherited from NSObject)
RemoveObserver(NSObject, NSString)

Stops the specified observer from receiving further notifications of changed values for the specified keyPath.

(Inherited from NSObject)
RemoveObserver(NSObject, NSString, IntPtr)

Stops the specified observer from receiving further notifications of changed values for the specified keyPath and context.

(Inherited from NSObject)
RemoveObserver(NSObject, String)

Stops the specified observer from receiving further notifications of changed values for the specified keyPath.

(Inherited from NSObject)
RemoveObserver(NSObject, String, IntPtr)

Stops the specified observer from receiving further notifications of changed values for the specified keyPath and context.

(Inherited from NSObject)
RespondsToSelector(Selector)

Whether this object recognizes the specified selector.

(Inherited from NSObject)
SetNativeField(String, NSObject) (Inherited from NSObject)
SetNilValueForKey(NSString)

Sets the value of the specified key to null.

(Inherited from NSObject)
SetValueForKey(NSObject, NSString)

Sets the value of the property specified by the key to the specified value.

(Inherited from NSObject)
SetValueForKeyPath(IntPtr, NSString)

A constructor used when creating managed representations of unmanaged objects; Called by the runtime.

(Inherited from NSObject)
SetValueForKeyPath(NSObject, NSString)

Sets the value of a property that can be reached using a keypath.

(Inherited from NSObject)
SetValueForUndefinedKey(NSObject, NSString)

Indicates an attempt to write a value to an undefined key. If not overridden, raises an NSUndefinedKeyException.

(Inherited from NSObject)
SetValuesForKeysWithDictionary(NSDictionary)

Sets the values of this NSObject to those in the specified dictionary.

(Inherited from NSObject)
ToString()

Returns a string representation of the value of the current instance.

(Inherited from NSObject)
Unbind(NSString) (Inherited from NSObject)
Unbind(String) (Inherited from NSObject)
ValueForKey(NSString)

Returns the value of the property associated with the specified key.

(Inherited from NSObject)
ValueForKeyPath(NSString)

Returns the value of a property that can be reached using a keypath.

(Inherited from NSObject)
ValueForUndefinedKey(NSString)

Indicates an attempt to read a value of an undefined key. If not overridden, raises an NSUndefinedKeyException.

(Inherited from NSObject)
WillChange(NSKeyValueChange, NSIndexSet, NSString)

Indicates that the values of the specified indices in the specified key are about to change.

(Inherited from NSObject)
WillChange(NSString, NSKeyValueSetMutationKind, NSSet) (Inherited from NSObject)
WillChangeValue(String)

Indicates that the value of the specified key is about to change.

(Inherited from NSObject)

Extension Methods

GetDebugDescription(INSObjectProtocol)
GetAccessibilityCustomRotors(NSObject)

Gets the array of UIAccessibilityCustomRotor objects appropriate for this object.

SetAccessibilityCustomRotors(NSObject, UIAccessibilityCustomRotor[])

Sets the array of UIAccessibilityCustomRotor objects appropriate for this object.

Applies to

See also