Technical Articles

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.

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.

SocketTools .NET 5.0 Framework Preview

Microsoft has released the .NET 5.0 Framework and it is available with Visual Studio 2019 16.8.3 and later versions. Use the Visual Studio Installer to check what version you have installed and update to the current release. SocketTools .NET 10 Build 1260 and later versions include assemblies which target the release version of the .NET 5.0 Framework as part of the base product. Support for .NET 5 ...[Read More]