Technical Articles

Technical Support for Windows 8.1

Microsoft announced Windows 8.1 will reach end-of-support on January 10, 2023. This Windows desktop platform will no longer receive updates, and it has been our general policy to end support for a platform that is no longer supported by Microsoft. However, it is expected that Windows 8.1 will continue to be used on some older desktop systems as businesses and end-users continue the process of tran ...[Read More]

SocketTools .NET 7.0 Preview

Microsoft released .NET 7.0 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) on October 11, 2022. It is the unification of earlier versions of the .NET Framework with .NET Core, enabling developers to use a single framework and runtime with uniform behavior supported on multiple platforms.

SocketTools Lifecycle

The current version of SocketTools is 10.0.1430.2348 released on September 7, 2022. Technical support for version 9.5 ended on December 31, 2019. Earlier versions of SocketTools have reached their end of support. Upgrade pricing is available to developers who have purchased a SocketTools 9.5 or earlier license.

OAuth 2.0 Frequently Asked Questions

This article addresses general questions about OAuth 2.0 and how it's used with SocketTools. It covers a large number of topics and has links to external resources for further reading. We recommend familiarizing yourself with the terminology and general concepts prior to beginning development. Support for OAuth 2.0 is available in SocketTools 10 Build 1245 and later versions.

SocketTools .NET 6.0 Framework

Microsoft has released the .NET 6.0 Framework. It is the unification of the .NET 4.8 Framework with .NET Core and enables developers to use a single framework and runtime with uniform behavior with support on multiple platforms. To work with the .NET 6.0 Framework, you will need to install the current release of Visual Studio 2022 (currently 17.0.0). You can use these download links for the curren ...[Read More]