[Interest] Qt 5.13 Bluetooth Windows

ekke ekke at ekkes-corner.org
Thu Mar 14 14:51:28 CET 2019

sorry - I'm not using BLE advertising or Beacons yet

I'm connecting BLE devices to my mobile apps (Android, iOS,

* GeneralScan BLE Barcode Readers
* NFC Reader (to enable reading UUID from NFC Tags on iOS via BLE)
* Addimat Waiterlock to Login/Logout users with magnetix keys
* BLE Smartcard Reader - work-in-progress
* mobile BLE Printers (REGO, Zebra) - work in progress

really cool to see that now BLE starts working on windows, too

Am 14.03.19 um 14:15 schrieb Jérôme Godbout:
> Now that's a good news! I'm looking forward to use 5.13 just for this, we will finally be able to test our BLE application under Windows. Do you know if the BLE advertising can be seen in raw byte? or only iBeacon/eddy stone.../pregen format is supported under Windows? 
> I did iOS and Android raw advertising extraction, wonder if that will be possible under Windows too (we are using valid advertising format but we do use our own manufacturer data format, so we can have custom beacon with optimized payload for sensor data and encryption).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Interest <interest-bounces at qt-project.org> On Behalf Of ekke
> Sent: March 14, 2019 3:50 AM
> To: interest at qt-project.org
> Subject: Re: [Interest] Qt 5.13 Bluetooth Windows
> thanks making this possible :)
> tested with Qt 5.13.0 Alpha, Windows 10 pro and MSVC2017-64 binary now BT LE devices are detected without pairing :)
> can explore all services and characteristics connect is working read from / write to works well
> notify: on some devices not working
> disconnect: never working
> you can follow https://bugreports.qt.io/browse/QTBUG-74394
> ekke
> Am 12.03.19 um 10:18 schrieb ekke:
>> Am 12.03.19 um 08:33 schrieb Oliver Wolff:
>>> Hi Ekke,
>>> On 11/03/2019 14:54, ekke wrote:
>>>> from https://wiki.qt.io/New_Features_in_Qt_5.13 I noticed this:
>>>> Qt Bluetooth
>>>>   * Removed need for pairing on Windows to discover and connect
>>>> Does this mean it is possible to connect with Bluetooth LE Devices 
>>>> where no pairing is needed from default binaries ? (Windows 10, 
>>>> MSVC2017)
>>> yes if you are using desktop Windows, that should work out of the box.
>> Hi Oliver,
>> cool :)
>> I'm using desktop windows (Windows 10, MSVC2017)
>> will try it this week
>> (connecting a waiter lock with magnetic keys to login/logout. already 
>> running w BT LE on Android and iOS. Now customers require also to 
>> support Windows 10 Pro Touch Screens)
>> ekke
>>> The situation is different for UWP applications as we use the minimal 
>>> supported version of the Windows Kit (10.0.14393.0) for building the 
>>> installer packages and the new functionality is not available there. 
>>> In order to use the new functionality in UWP apps, users have to 
>>> build Qt themselves for the time being.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Olli
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