Bluetooth Bluetooth Framework is the Software Developer Kit (SDK) for software developers that provides an easy access to the Bluetooth features on Windows desktop platforms. Bluetooth Framework is the part of Wireless Communication Library but can be used as stand alone library.

Bluetooth Framework Editions

  • .NET Edition is the native set of .NET (C#/VB.NET) classes written in C#
  • C++ Edition is the static library developed to be used with Microsoft Visual C++ (or any other compatible C++ compiler)
  • VCL Edition is the native set of Delphi/CBuilder components written in Delphi (Pascal)

Supported Drivers and Platforms

Bluetooth Framework supports BlueSoleil, Microsoft and Toshiba Bluetooth drivers on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10. Note: some features require Windows 10 only (see remarks below).

Supported features

Enumerating and managing local Bluetooth radios
Searching for remote Bluetooth enabled devices
Detecting remote Bluetooth device type
Enumerating Bluetooth services on a remote device
Bluetooth manual and automatic (SilentAuth) pairing
Measuring RSSI  3
Bluetooth RFCOMM client
Bluetooth RFCOMM server
Creating Bluetooth vitual COM ports
OBEX Object Push Profile (OPP) client
Bluetooth LE (BLE) GATT profile  1
Monitor Bluetooth LE beacons: Proximity beacon (iBeacon), Eddystone Beacons  2
Capture raw Bluetooth LE advertisement frames  2
Advertising as Bluetooth LE beacons: Proximity beacons (iBeacon), Eddystone UID Beacon, Eddystone URL Beacon  2
 
1  Bluetooth LE GATT features are supported only with BluetSoleil and Microsoft Bluetooth drivers.
2  Bluetooth LE Beacons are supported only with Microsoft Bluetooth drivers on Windows 10 platform.
3  RSSI measurement available with BlueSoleil, Toshiba and Microsoft Bluetooth drivers (Windows 10 for Microsoft driver required).
 
Full list of supported features can be found in Frameworks Comparison Table.

Download

Download the demo version of the Bluetooth Framework

You can download Bluetooth Framework as Executable Installer or as 7-Zip Archive. We strongly recommend to use the Executable Installer. If you are facing any problem with installing Bluetooth Framework please do not hesitate to contact us at support@btframework.com.

Demo version limitations

  • Nag-screen appears when you start and stop using the Bluetooth Framework;
  • You can not use demo version for developing free or commercial applications;
  • You can not use demo version for developing applications for your own needs;
  • The demo version is for trial use only.
Edition Version Download Installer Download Archive Online help
.NET 7.4.4.0 EXE ZIP
C++ 7.4.4.0 EXE ZIP
VCL 7.4.4.0 EXE ZIP

Executable Installer Installation Guide

  1. Close all instances of your IDE running on your computer.
  2. If you already have previous version of the Library installed on your computer, you must uninstall it.
  3. Unzip contents of the downloaded zip-file and run WclBluetoothDemo_XXX.exe.
  4. Follow the installation wizard guide.

Archive Installation Guide

After downloading the archive please use 7-Zip to unzip the archive. Then follow this Installation Guide.

Purchase

Buy the full version of the Bluetooth Framework

Licensing

Bluetooth Framework is licensed per developer. This means that each developer who uses Bluetooth Framework must have own license. It is not licensed per machine or per server.
Each developer who has the license can install Bluetooth Framework on any number of computers in case it is used only by this developer.

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Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at shop@btframework.com. If you did not receive an answer or registration within 24 hours please contact us at btframework@gmail.com.