Technical Articles

SocketTools Subscription FAQ

The SocketTools Subscription is a comprehensive collection of every component included with SocketTools, and is compatible with virtually every major development tool available for the Windows platform.

Windows Package Manager

If you're familiar with Linux distributions, one of the things you learn to use early on is a package manager. These are utilities with names like apt, dpkg, yum and dnf which are used to install and update software installed on the system. There is now an official package manager available for the Windows platform.

Prioritizing IPv4 Connections

Windows will normally prefer to use IPv6 instead of IPv4 if the local system has been configured with IPv6 enabled and the system you want to connect with has an IPv6 address assigned in its DNS record. However, there may be situations where you want the system to prioritize IPv4 instead.

Referencing .NET Core and .NET 5.0 Assemblies

SocketTools 10 includes assemblies which target .NET Core 2.1, .NET Core 3.1 and .NET 5.0. 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.

SocketTools .NET 6.0 Framework Preview

Microsoft has released a preview version of a next major .NET Framework release, which started with .NET 5.0 and the unification of the .NET 4.8 Framework with .NET Core 3.1. It enables developers to use a single framework and runtime with uniform behavior with support on multiple platforms. To work with the .NET 6.0 Preview, you will need to install the latest preview release of Visual Studio 201 ...[Read More]