Bug 15899 - Bluetooh insecure connection - Library missing a method
Summary: Bluetooh insecure connection - Library missing a method
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: BCL Class Libraries ()
Version: 4.10.1
Hardware: PC Windows
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jonathan Pryor
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-11-04 07:53 UTC by Ing Williams Aguilera
Modified: 2013-11-04 09:21 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Ing Williams Aguilera 2013-11-04 07:53:07 UTC
Hi, I'm trying to set up my app for printing in an Intermec printer, through BlueTooth. The problem I have is that I need to set up an insecure connection through the Android.Bluetooth.BluetoothDevice.CreateInsecureRfcommSocketToServiceRecord Method That method appears in the API Documentation (online and inside Xamarin), but when I try to use it inside my app, it underlines it in red, and says that Bluetooth.Device does not contain a definition for that, my question is, why is this happening? What can I do? Is it a library problem? Do I need to update something?
Comment 1 Jonathan Pryor 2013-11-04 09:21:30 UTC
The BluetoothDevice.CreateInsecureRfcommSocketToServiceRecord(UUID) method was added in Android v2.3.3 (API-10). By default, projects reference Android v2.2 (API-8), which does not contain that method:


To change the TargetFrameworkVersion, within Visual Studio view your Project Properties, click on the Application tab, then set the Compile using Android version drop-down to API Level 10 (Android 2.3) or higher.

Within Xamarin Studio, view your Project Options. In the left-hand tree select Build > General; in the right-hand panel set the Target framework to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) or later.