Technical Articles

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 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]

SocketTools Lifecycle

The current version of SocketTools is 10.0.1274.1931 released on May 18, 2021. 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.

Using the SocketTools Test Server

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.