It looks like some of the Windows Embedded Student Challenge (WESC) teams are having problems adding Bluetooth support to their eBox reference board – this should be reasonably straight forward…

Let’s assume that you have your Platform Builder project open, and simply want to add support for a USB Bluetooth Dongle – In the Platform Builder catalog locate the following item…

Catalog | Core OS | Communication Services and Networking | Networking – Personal Area Networking (PAN) | Bluetooth | Bluetooth Protocol Stack with Transport Driver Support | Bluetooth Stack with Integrated USB Driver

The other way to locate the item is…

Right Click on the Windows CE Catalog – Select “Find” and enter SYSGEN_BTH_USB_ONLY – This will locate the catalog item directly.

Add this catalog item to your Operating System image, and rebuild – you should now be able to use a USB Bluetooth Dongle with the Windows CE Operating System Image.

– Mike