Bluetooth Device Discovery

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This code sample is named BtSearch. It demonstrates simple Bluetooth device discovery via the WinSock 2 API. The application provides a listbox control which, when searching is complete, lists the discovered Bluetooth devices. Only the names of the mobile devices are displayed, but their addresses are also retrieved. You can use this extra information to query the mobile devices for more information.

Feature Area

Relevant APIs


To run the code sample

  1. Navigate to the solution file (*.sln), and double-click it. By default, the solution file is copied to the following folder:

    C:\Program Files\Windows CE Tools\wce500\Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC SDK\Samples\CPP\Win32\Bluetooth\btsearch\``btsearch.sln

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 launches and loads the solution.

  2. Build the solution (Ctrl+Shift+B).

  3. Deploy the solution (F5).


This code sample requires a discoverable Bluetooth device to run.


Pocket PC SDK: Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC SDK.
Smartphone SDK: Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone SDK.
Development Environment: Visual Studio 2005.
ActiveSync: Version 4.0.

See Also

Code Samples | Chatting over Bluetooth

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