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A simple NFC tag reader application for Windows Phone 8. This Nokia example app demonstrates how to use the Proximity API to read NFC Data Exchange Format (NDEF) compliant tags.

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NFC NDEF Tag Reader

A simple NFC tag reader application for Windows Phone 8. This Nokia example app demonstrates how to use the Proximity API to read NFC Data Exchange Format (NDEF) compliant tags.

This example application is hosted in GitHub: https://github.com/nokia-developer/nfc-ndef-tag-reader

For more information on implementation and porting, visit Nokia Lumia Developer's Library: http://developer.nokia.com/Resources/Library/Lumia/#!code-examples/nfc-ndef-tag-reader.html

The project is compatible with Windows Phone 8. Developed with Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Phone.

1. Building, installing, and running the application

You need to have Windows 8 and Windows Phone SDK 8.0 or later installed.

Using the Windows Phone 8 SDK:

  1. Open the SLN file: File > Open Project, select the file NfcNdefTagReader.sln
  2. Select the target 'Device'.
  3. Press F5 to build the project and run it on the device.

Please see the official documentation for deploying and testing applications on Windows Phone devices: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg588378%28v=vs.92%29.aspx

2. About implementation

Important files and classes:

  • MainPage.cs: Ties the UI and the application logic together. Contains the method for parsing the NDEF data. Shows the log containing the details of each tag read.
  • NdefRecordUtility.cs: Contains utility methods for handling NDEF tag data.
  • NdefRecord.cs: Container class for NDEF record data.
  • NdefRecordTypeDefinitions.cs: Contains the implementation for two Record Type Definitions (RTD) classes: NdefTextRtd and NdefUriRtd. Like the names of the classes indicate, the first is for text and the second for URI types.

Required capabilities:

  • ID_CAP_NETWORKING
  • ID_CAP_PROXIMITY

3. License

See the license text file delivered with this project. The license file is also available online at https://github.com/nokia-developer/nfc-ndef-tag-reader/blob/master/Licence.txt

4. Version history

  • Version 1.0: The initial release.
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