Connecting to a USB HID Device

Nathan Sokalski 4,121 Reputation points
2022-09-06T22:54:52.67+00:00

I have an external USB device to which I want my app to connect by plugging it into the USB port. This is my first time doing anything involving external hardware. I have found the UsbManager class, but I am having trouble finding any good tutorials and/or examples. Any suggestions?

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  1. Wenyan Zhang (Shanghai Wicresoft Co,.Ltd.) 26,946 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2022-09-08T08:08:48.78+00:00

    Hello @Nathan Sokalski ,

    There is no such official tutorials and examples, you could check the doc of native Android : UsbManager  |  Android Developers and USB host overview  |  Android Developers. It's in Java, you could try to implement this in C#.

    Please pay attention to the ACTION_USB_PERMISSION permission. For more details, you can refer to
    Xamarin - USB Host - Android - Request Permission to connect to device (Crash) - Microsoft Q&A
    Permissions In Xamarin.Android - Xamarin | Microsoft Learn

    Best Regards,
    Wenyan Zhang


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