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32feet.NET - Personal Area Networking for .NET

32feet.NET is a shared-source project to make personal area networking technologies such as Bluetooth, Infrared (IrDA) and more, easily accessible from .NET code. Supports desktop, mobile or embedded systems. 32feet.NET is free for commercial or non-commercial use. If you use the binaries you can just use the library as-is, if you make modifications to the source you need to include the 32feet.NET License.txt document and ensure the file headers are not modified/removed. The project currently consists of the following libraries:-

  • Bluetooth
  • IrDA
  • Object Exchange

Bluetooth support requires a device with either the Microsoft, Widcomm, BlueSoleil, or Stonestreet One Bluetopia Bluetooth stack. Requires .NET Compact Framework v3.5 or above and Windows CE.NET 4.2 or above, or .NET Framework v3.5 for desktop Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10. A subset of functionality is available for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Embedded Handheld 8 in the InTheHand.Phone.Bluetooth.dll library.

Downloading

Downloads are available here on the Downloads tab. Packages are also available at NuGet:-

  • InTheHand.Devices.Bluetooth - Modern (v4.x) - Preview NuGet version

  • 32feet.NET - Legacy (v3.x) NuGet version

  • 32feet.NET.Phone - Windows Phone NuGet version

  • InTheHand.Devices.Enumeration (Windows 8 / Windows Phone Device Pickers) NuGet version

Documentation / Tutorial

The user guide is available in the Wiki section, and the class documentation is at [http://inthehand.github.io/] and in the release package.

Please start by reading it. It contains general information firstly on the various features contained in the library, and on what type of Bluetooth connection you want. It also contains information on using each feature.

Blogs

Alan's 32feet.NET Development Blog Peter's Blog

In The Hand Ltd

Sponsors

Many thanks to NDepend for their support. Many thanks to Aton Spa (Italy) for commissioning and funding the implementation of StoneStreet One Bluetopia support.