bitwise bitwise - 2 years ago 216
C++ Question

How do I find the port name for a bluetooth device with a specific device name?

How do I find the port name for a bluetooth device with a specific device name?

I have this code, which enumerates all bluetooth devices, but doesn't give me their port name:


device_info.dwSize = sizeof(device_info);

search_criteria.dwSize = sizeof(BLUETOOTH_DEVICE_SEARCH_PARAMS);
search_criteria.fReturnAuthenticated = TRUE;
search_criteria.fReturnRemembered = FALSE;
search_criteria.fReturnConnected = FALSE;
search_criteria.fReturnUnknown = FALSE;
search_criteria.fIssueInquiry = FALSE;
search_criteria.cTimeoutMultiplier = 0;

founded_device = BluetoothFindFirstDevice(&search_criteria, &device_info);

if(founded_device == NULL)
return -1;

do {
wstring ws = device_info.szName;
cout << string(ws.begin(), ws.end()) << endl;

} while (BluetoothFindNextDevice(founded_device, &device_info));

And then I have this code, which enumerates all port names but doesn't give me the device name:

DWORD bytesNeeded = 0;
DWORD portCount = 0;

BOOL ret = EnumPorts(nullptr, 2, nullptr, 0, &bytesNeeded, &portCount);

BYTE *ports = new BYTE[bytesNeeded];

if(EnumPorts(nullptr, 2, (LPBYTE)ports, bytesNeeded, &bytesNeeded, &portCount))
PORT_INFO_2 *portInfo = (PORT_INFO_2*)ports;

for(DWORD i = 0; i < portCount; ++i)
cout << portInfo[i].pPortName << endl;

delete [] ports;

I need to automatically connect to a specific device when my app is started, so I need to either get the port name for the bluetooth device in the first piece of code so I can connect to it, or check each portname in the second piece of code to make sure it's the right device before connecting to it.

How do I do it?

Answer Source

I remember struggling with this in the past. the only solution i found was to use sockets for communicating with the Bluetooth device using its address, then use the send() and recv() methods for communicating with the device.

// assuming you have the BT device address in blueToothDeviceAddr;
char blueToothDeviceAddr[18];

SOCKET sock;
SOCKADDR_BTH sa = { 0,0,0,0 };
int sa_len = sizeof(sa);

// initialize windows sockets
WORD wVersionRequested;
WSADATA wsaData;
wVersionRequested = MAKEWORD( 2, 0 );
if( WSAStartup( wVersionRequested, &wsaData ) != 0 ) 

// parse the specified Bluetooth address

if( SOCKET_ERROR == WSAStringToAddress( blueToothDeviceAddr, AF_BTH, 
    NULL, (LPSOCKADDR) &sa, &sa_len ) ) 

// query it for the right port

// create the socket
if( SOCKET_ERROR == sock ) 

// fill in the rest of the SOCKADDR_BTH struct
GUID pService = (GUID)SerialPortServiceClass_UUID;
sa.port = SDPGetPort(blueToothDeviceAddr, (LPGUID) &pService,&outSA);
if( sa.port == 0 ) 

// in case you have a pass code you need to register for authetication callback 
// look the web for this part

// connect to the device
if( SOCKET_ERROR == connect( sock, (LPSOCKADDR) &outSA, sa_len ) ) 
    int lastError = GetLastError();
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