Technical Articles

SocketTools .NET 5.0 Framework Preview

Microsoft has released a preview version of a next major .NET Framework release, which is essentially a merge of the full .NET 4.8 Framework with .NET Core 3.1. It will allow developers to use a single framework and runtime with uniform behavior and support on multiple platforms. SocketTools 10 will include support for .NET 5.0 when it is released, and we are currently working with the preview ver ...[Read More]

SocketTools GeoIP Location

SocketTools provides an API and components for obtaining the physical location of a computer system based on its external IP address. This can enable developers to know where their application is being used, and provide functionality such as automatically completing information based on the location of the user. The connection to our location service is always secure and does not require you subsc ...[Read More]

SocketTools Cloud Storage

SocketTools provides a private cloud storage API and components for uploading and downloading shared data files which are available to your application. This is primarily intended for use by developers to store configuration information and other data generated by their application. For example, you can use it to store configuration settings or upload backup copies of critical application data. Th ...[Read More]

Technical Support for Windows 7

Microsoft announced the Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 platforms have reached end-of-support on January 14, 2020. These Windows desktop and server platforms 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 7 and Windows Server 2008 will continue ...[Read More]

SocketTools Lifecycle

The current version of SocketTools is 10.0.1216.1586 released on December 20, 2019. 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 or earlier license.