The Proximity APIs for NFC (Near Field Communication) in the Windows 8 platform are compatible to NDEF (NFC Data Exchange Format) messages, which are used on NFC tags and to send data between two devices.

While the Proximity APIs include basic support for URIs, they lack support for more in-depth control over the NDEF records, as well as additional standardized record types.

This NDEF Library provides a set of classes that enable you to easily work with NDEF records on top of the Windows Proximity APIs, for use with Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.

Note: this portable class library requires Visual Studio 2012 (or higher) and NuGet 2.1+.
If you're using VS 2012, please update your NuGet package manager version in case the library installation fails ("Tools" -> "Extensions and Updates...").

There is a newer version of this package available.
See the version list below for details.
Install-Package NdefLibrary -Version
dotnet add package NdefLibrary --version
<PackageReference Include="NdefLibrary" Version="" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add NdefLibrary --version
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#r "nuget: NdefLibrary,"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive, C# scripting and .NET Interactive. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install NdefLibrary as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=NdefLibrary&version=

// Install NdefLibrary as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=NdefLibrary&version=
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Release Notes

Stable release 1.1.0
- SMS handling improved: allows wrong sms:// scheme, parses URLs without body text and/or number
- Social record adds Google+ and the FourSquare protocol
- Adds dictionary of available Nokia Accessories including their product names
- NearSpeak record now understands cloud-based tags
- Improved comments for NDEF message, removed debug output


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NFCForms is tool that allows you to read and write NFC tags in your Xamarin.Forms applications. You can use it simply calling the DependencyService
Extension library to the NFC / NDEF library to enable additional, platform-specific use cases. Based on the cross platform NFC / NDEF library, this extension module adds additional NDEF record classes that integrate with platform features to enable additional use cases. The extension enables creating vCard records, Mime Image records as well as iCalendar records on Windows 10 (UWP). This extension includes 3rd party extension libraries.
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A C# SDK to communicate with a either a TappyUSB or TappyBLE using the TCMP protocol.
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This is a MixedRealityToolkit style repository for code bits and components that may not run directly on Microsoft HoloLens or immersive headsets but instead pair with them to build experiences.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated
4.1.0 46,651 8/16/2017
4.0.0 761 8/16/2017
3.1.1 14,224 1/22/2016
3.0.3 7,985 3/11/2015
3.0.2 26,230 7/29/2014
3.0.1-alpha 676 7/22/2014
3.0.0-alpha 712 7/22/2014 1,254 4/5/2014 679 4/5/2014
2.0.0 831 4/5/2014 1,815 7/29/2013
1.1.0 841 7/29/2013
1.0.0 1,968 12/28/2012 1,007 10/19/2012
0.9.0 818 10/19/2012
0.5.0 829 10/9/2012 842 10/5/2012
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