Connections Fail Using Test Certificate

The SocketTools server components can use self-signed certificates to enable secure connections without requiring that you purchase and install a certificate from a Certificate Authority. These certificates are installed on the local host, and are typically used for testing purposes. However, when attempting to connect to the server using Chrome or Firefox, an error is returning specifying that the certificate is invalid. [Read More]

Unicode Support in SocketTools

SocketTools includes support for Unicode in several different ways, depending on the edition and development tools used. This article discusses how Unicode support is implemented for each edition. [Read More]

DllRegisterServer Fails with Error 0x80040200

When attempting to manually register a control from the command line using the RegSvr32.exe utility, an error is displayed stating that the ActiveX control was loaded but the call to DllRegisterServer failed with error code 0x80040200. [Read More]

SocketTools 9.3 Released

A new update for SocketTools is available for download. SocketTools 9.3 has been released and includes improved support for Unicode and Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs), along with security and performance improvements, corrections and updated documentation. Version 9.3.9300.2758 was released on February 7th, 2018.

This is a complete product release that incorporates fixes from the previous general release, as well as all subsequent hotfixes. Developers who are currently using SocketTools 9.0 or later versions can upgrade to the current version for free.

This update includes general fixes, as well as compatibility with the latest updates to Windows 10 and Visual Studio 2017. While SocketTools will continue to support older Windows platforms such as Windows XP and Windows Vista for backwards compatibility, it is important to note that some critical security features are only available on newer versions of Windows.

This version includes support for TLS 1.2 connections on Windows XP, Windows POSReady 2009 and Windows Server 2008, however it may require the installation of specific Windows updates. Refer to Support for TLS 1.2 on Windows XP for more information.

You can download the update using the same link that was provided to you when you ordered the software, or you can download the current version from the website. Developers who are using SocketTools 8.0 or earlier versions are eligible for an upgrade at a discounted price.