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32feet.NET and shells, including PowerShell

The library can be used simply from PowerShell. The only 'trick' is knowing how to reference the assembly in the first place, and that's accomplished using PowerShell's Add-Type cmdlet. Thus:

Add-Type -path ".\some path\InTheHand.Net.Personal.dll"

Some examples

Connecting a BluetoothClient for data transfer

PS C:\Users\alan\Documents> $cli = New-Object InTheHand.Net.Sockets.BluetoothClient
New-Object : Cannot find type [InTheHand.Net.Sockets.BluetoothClient]: make sure the assembly containing this type is loaded.
[...]

PS C:\Users\alan\Documents> Add-Type -path ".\some path\InTheHand.Net.Personal.dll"
PS C:\Users\alan\Documents> $cli = New-Object InTheHand.Net.Sockets.BluetoothClient

One device in range
PS C:\Users\alan\Documents> $cli.DiscoverDevicesInRange()
DeviceAddress     : F01C13EF940E
DeviceName        : LG LG-E906
ClassOfDevice     : 5A020C
Rssi              : -2147483648
InstalledServices : {}
Connected         : False
Remembered        : False
Authenticated     : False
LastSeen          : 17/10/2013 18:44:57
LastUsed          : 01/01/0001 00:00:00


Now no devices in range
PS C:\Users\alan\Documents> $cli.DiscoverDevicesInRange()
PS C:\Users\alan\Documents> $arr = $cli.DiscoverDevicesInRange()
PS C:\Users\alan\Documents> $arr.Length
{{
0
??
PS C:\Users\alan\Documents>

Enabling a service

$addr = [InTheHand.Net.BluetoothAddress]::Parse("00:11:22:33:44:55")
$dev = New-Object InTheHand.Net.Sockets.BluetoothDeviceInfo($addr)
$dev.SetServiceState([InTheHand.Net.Bluetooth.BluetoothService]::SerialPort, 1, 1)


Which when the address is wrong for instance fails with:
Exception calling "SetServiceState" with "3" argument(s): "The specified service does not exist as an installed service"
[...]

Last edited Oct 24, 2013 at 10:40 AM by alanjmcf, version 3