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SocketTools .NET 9.0 Preview

Microsoft released .NET 9.0 Preview 4 on May 21, 2024. 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.
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SocketTools .NET 8.0 Downloads

Microsoft released .NET 8.0 on November 14, 2023. 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.
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SocketTools Lifecycle

The current version of SocketTools is 11.0.2148.1565 released on August 30, 2023. Technical support for version 10.0 ended on August 31, 2023. Earlier versions of SocketTools have reached their end of support. Upgrade pricing is available to developers who have purchased a SocketTools 10 or earlier license.
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Using the SocketTools Test Server

When developing HTTP client applications using SocketTools, there may be situations where it’s useful to test your code, particularly with queries to web services. We have a server available for you to test various types of requests and see what the responses are in your code.
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Referencing .NET Assemblies

SocketTools 11 includes assemblies which target .NET 4.0 through .NET 8.0. They are available as part of the standard installation package; however, you may need to reference them directly for new projects. This will always be required when building project using .NET 7.0 and later.
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SocketTools .NET 7.0 Downloads

Microsoft released .NET 7.0 on November 8, 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.
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5/5

SocketTools and Catalyst Development have by far surpassed my expectations

I’ve been very impressed with all aspects of this project, and both SocketTools and Catalyst Development have by far surpassed my expectations. We ran into a number of roadblocks on this endeavor, and I appreciate your persistence and patience, particularly with the inconsistent test environment our client provided. I am also very impressed with the functionality of our new custom control. Very slick! Once again, thanks very much for all your hard work!
Kevin Taylor, Tailored Software, Inc. (Canada)
5/5

The documentation is amongst the best I’ve seen and used

Great product! I recently purchased the SocketWrench library and I’m pleasantly surprised by the ease of use and exceptionally intuitive API. I wanted to replace some home-grown code with the new component and it just dropped into place and worked on the first compilation! The documentation is amongst the best I’ve seen and used, with lots of clear and concise tips and helpful information. I am very impressed with the price-quality level. I look forward to many years of mutual benefits for both our companies.
Martin Hart, Memory Soft (Spain)
5/5

The best and most productive controls I have ever come across

Thanks for the amazing controls, the best and most productive I have ever come across. They work every time as per the detailed documentation with no gotchas. Great work.
Martin G Nagle, InfoMining PL (Australia)
5/5

I'm impressed with how you maintain backwards compatibility

I wanted to let you know how impressed I am with maintaining backwards compatibility. I had a VB6 program with 6 different implementations of the SocketWrenchCtl.SocketWrench class v4.5 (which was from 2006). I dropped the new in the updated .ocx file expecting to suddenly invoke 11 years worth of renamed properties, added dependencies and breaking changes. I have not yet changed a single line of code and so far (fingers crossed) it appears to be stable. I just thought I'd point that out because most devs can't go 3 months without introducing a breaking change (myself included)
Russell Phillips, Echotech (Australia)
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