SocketTools Lifecycle

The current version of SocketTools is 11.0.2130.1468 released on May 15, 2023. Technical support for version 10.0 will end 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.

Referencing .NET Assemblies

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.

SocketTools .NET 7.0 Preview

Microsoft released .NET 7.0 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) on October 11, 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.

Visual Studio 2022 Released

Visual Studio 2022 was released on November 8, 2021. SocketTools 10 Build 1290 and later includes support for Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6.0. Developers who have a SocketTools 10 license can update to the current version at no cost.

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.

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