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.

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.

Windows 11 Preview Released

Microsoft has made the first build of Windows 11 available, and we have been evaluating it with SocketTools to check for any potential compatibility issues.

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.