How to disconnect a Bluetooth (not LE) device from windows computer in UWP/.NetCore/etc.?

Marjan Khan 25 Reputation points
2023-04-02T11:02:17.5733333+00:00

I have a Bluetooth device connected to my computer. The following is the state of the device in Bluetooth & Other Devices list. I want to disconnect it from the computer using any API of desktop/UWP app (e.g., IOCTL etc.).

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So I want to make it to the following state programmatically:

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How can I do that?

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  1. Roy Li - MSFT 32,486 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-04-13T01:43:05.3733333+00:00

    Hello, Welcome to Microsoft Q&A!

    This is a summary for the question so that other people who are facing the same issue could check. A workaround is to use the IOCTL_BTH_DISCONNECT_DEVICE IOCTL. It's a win32 API comes from bthioctl.h. This API could disconnect the Bluetooth device from the computer.

    Thank you.


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