Bluetooth and WSASetService
Bluetooth uses the WSASetService function to register or remove a service instance within the Bluetooth namespace (NS_BTH) from the registry. The handle returned by this operation may only be used to delete the service.
Bluetooth has two means of advertising services using the WSASetService function:
- The application can have the system advertise a simple Bluetooth SDP service record, constructed from standard members in the WSAQUERYSET structure.
- The application can have the system advertise their own Bluetooth SDP record by passing a BTH_SET_SERVICE structure in the lpBlob member of the WSAQUERYSET structure. This is a more complex approach.
SDP records advertised by WSASetService do not persist after the process that published them has quit.
Use of WSASetService with Bluetooth has the following requirements:
- The lpqsRegInfo parameter is the address of the WSAQUERYSET structure to be registered.
- The essOperation parameter is an enumeration that contains one of the operations shown in the following table.
|RNRSERVICE_REGISTER||Starts advertising the service to remote radios querying using the Bluetooth SDP protocol.|
|RNRSERVICE_DEREGISTER||Not valid. Returns an error.|
|RNRSERVICE_DELETE||Stops advertising the service.|
- The dwControlFlags parameter is reserved, and must be zero.
For more information and a list of Bluetooth socket options, see Bluetooth and Socket Options.