Each SocketTools Edition is available for download as a fully functional trial version that can be evaluated for a period of thirty (30) days from the date of installation.
The SocketTools Subscription includes the components and libraries from all three SocketTools Editions in a single product. It’s the ideal solution for developers who are working with multiple types of projects and need the flexibility of using several different languages.
The subscription also includes priority technical support and free major version upgrades, ensuring that you’re always working with the latest version of SocketTools.
SocketTools .NET Edition
The SocketTools .NET Edition is a collection of managed code components for the .NET Framework, and is designed to be used with languages such as Visual Basic and C#. You can target the .NET Framework 2.0 and later versions using Microsoft Visual Studio and Embarcadero RAD Studio.
SocketTools ActiveX Edition
The SocketTools ActiveX Edition includes a collection of ActiveX controls that are designed for visual programming languages such as Visual Basic 6.0, Visual FoxPro and PowerBuilder. They can also be used with Visual C++, Delphi and any other development tool that supports the ActiveX control specification.
SocketTools Library Edition
The SocketTools Library Edition includes a collection of standard dynamic link libraries (DLLs) which can be used with Visual C++, Visual Basic, Delphi, PowerBASIC and virtually any other programming language available for the Windows platform. The Library Edition offers developers a comprehensive, lower level interface that is similar to the Windows API, for maximum performance and flexibility.
SocketWrench is a general-purpose TCP/IP networking component designed to simplify the development of Internet client and server applications. Using SocketWrench, you can connect to virtually any service over the Internet, create your own custom servers, or integrate network functionality into your own software without being an expert in network programming.
SocketWrench includes managed .NET classes for Visual Basic and C#, ActiveX controls (OCXs) for use with languages such as Visual Basic 6.0 and PowerBuilder, and standard windows libraries (DLLs) for use with C++ and most other Windows programming languages.
SocketTools requires Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 or later versions of the Windows desktop or server platforms. Both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms are supported for development and redistribution. SocketTools fully supports Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022, including Windows Server VMs on the Microsoft Azure platform.
A trial version of SocketTools can only be used by the developer who installed it and the components cannot be redistributed to another system. After the evaluation period has expired, you may choose to purchase the product and upgrade the evaluation license to a full development license.
An evaluation license can be converted to a development license without requiring you to reinstall SocketTools. Purchasing a license will not impact any applications that you have developed during the trial period. They will continue to use the same SocketTools components and you will be able to redistribute them to your end users.