Technical Articles

Referencing .NET Core Assemblies

SocketTools 10 includes assemblies which target .NET Core 3.1, .NET 5.0 and .NET 6.0. They are available as part of the standard installation package; however, those assemblies will not be shown as the default for new projects, you will need to explicitly reference them.

Visual Studio 2022 Released

Visual Studio 2022 was released on November 8, 2021. SocketTools 10 Build 1290 includes support for Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6.0. Developers who have a SocketTools 10 license can update to the current version at no cost.

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]

Comparing HTTP and FTP

The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) can be used to perform file transfers to and from the local computer to a remote server. SocketTools includes components for both protocols, and their interface was designed to make them interchangeable with one another.

SocketTools Lifecycle

The current version of SocketTools is 10.0.1282.1986 released on August 18, 2021. 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.