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.
Microsoft released .NET 8.0 Preview 7 on August 8, 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. .NET 8.0 will be released in November, 2023.
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.
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.
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.
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 transitioning to Windows 11.