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Using C#.NET to talk to a non-windows device via IrDA

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Hi,

I need to write a C#.NET PC application that can talk to a non-windows
device using a USB-IrDA adapter. I have been searching for information about
how to do this, and the bext info I have found is at this link:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...ws_sockets.asp

However, that information is from 1998, which is before .NET, and I imagine
that .NET must wrap at least some of this functionality for us now. In
searching the .NET framework documentation for references to IrDA, there are
many classes under System.Net; however, these are all available only on the
compact framework.

Can you please direct me to some up-to-date information on how to use C#.NET
to communicate with external devices via IrDA, as described in (outdated)
link I included above?

thanks
Robb
Mar 23 '06 #1
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Hi Rob,

Thanks for your posting!

So far we seldomly use IrDA on Desktop application which is mostly used in
Embedded system(Windows CE).
So it did not include in the .NET framework.
Anyway you may take a look at the link below your reference.
Want to use IrDA in WinForms?
http://geekswithblogs.net/khanna/arc.../26/11739.aspx
Also I do understand your concern in this scenario, I highly suggest you
can submit this feedback to our product feedback center:
http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/produc...k/default.aspx

Best regards,

Peter Huang

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Mar 24 '06 #2

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Hi Peter,

Thanks for the info. I also stumbled across a posting by Peter Foote (sp?)
talking about the 32feet.net project. It can be found at www.32feet.net. I
downloaded the components from that site and they seem to be working well for
me from within a C#.Net winforms app. So that is another option.

I will definitely send some feedback about this. The IrDA support in .NEt
CF is great, but generally we will be using it to talk to a PC, so the other
side of that conversation is just as badly needed.

thanks
Robb
Mar 24 '06 #3

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Hi

Thanks for your feedback.
You are welcomed!

Best regards,

Peter Huang

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