How to Create and Manage Bluetooth Pairing Relationships
This section provides overview information, guidance, and examples for creating and managing Bluetooth® pairing relationships.
A Bluetooth pairing relationship is created when one device creates a Bluetooth link to another device. Bluetooth pairing relationships in Windows Embedded CE can be initiated either by the Windows Embedded CE powered device or by another Bluetooth-enabled device belonging to the user.
A Bluetooth pairing relationship is a requirement for activating a device for use with a Bluetooth-orientated application, such as a phone application that uses the Hands-Free Profile (HFP), or an Internet application that uses the Dial-up Networking (DUN) profile.
In This Section
- Overview of Bluetooth Pairing
Provides an overview of Bluetooth and Bluetooth pairing.
- Bluetooth Device Address
Describes the Bluetooth device address (BT_ADDR), which is used to identify a particular Bluetooth-enabled device.
- Discovering Nearby Bluetooth Devices
Provides an introduction to discovering nearby Bluetooth devices by using Discovery Mode.
- Being Discovered by Nearby Devices
Provides an introduction to enabling other devices to discover the Windows Embedded CE powered device by using Discoverable Mode.
- Bluetooth Pairing Procedure
Provides an introduction to the Bluetooth pairing procedure in both discovery mode and discoverable mode.
- Managing the List of Paired Devices
Provides an introduction to the paired devices list.
- Retrieving Stored Bluetooth Device Data
Provides overview information and guidance for obtaining Bluetooth device attributes from the system registry.
- Bluetooth Pairing Service Reference
Provides reference documentation for the Bluetooth Pairing Service API.
- Bluetooth Profiles Application Development
Provides information about developing an application that uses the Bluetooth profiles and Bluetooth features available in Windows Embedded NavReady.