The Bluetooth.NET library has now reached it’s v1.5 milestone and is now part of the 32feet.NET suite. It joins an updated version of my IrDA library for the desktop which now adds some features (borrowed from the Bluetooth developments) so provides a superset of IrDA functionality on either full or compact frameworks. On top of both these libraries sits Object Exchange, this new library makes it easy to programmatically send and receive files and objects over the Object Exchange (OBEX) protocol. This is designed to provide a similar experience to functionality available for .NET for conducting HTTP requests – ObexWebRequest and ObexListener.
The concept of 32feet.NET is to look at personal area networking for the .NET developer whether your platform of choice is .NETCF on Windows CE or full framework on XP, Tablet PC, XP Embedded or Vista (32 Feet is the range of a standard Bluetooth device, that’s 10 metres if you prefer metric). The website has been setup with discussion forums for the current libraries and associated technologies, you’ll also find all the class library documentation, and of course the download itself which contains assemblies, source, help documentation and samples.