SocketTools .NET Edition

The SocketTools .NET Edition is a suite of managed code classes that makes it easy to add Internet functionality to your software.

  • Supports Visual Studio 2019
  • File Transfers, Web Services and Email
  • Secure Private Cloud Storage
  • GeoIP Location Services
  • Data Encryption and Compression
  • Security using TLS 1.2, 1.3 and SSH2
  • IPv4 and IPv6 Connections
  • .NET Framework 2.0-4.8 Compatibility
  • Asynchronous Connections
  • Client and Server Applications

SocketTools provides everything you need to get started, including documentation and examples, along with free technical support to answer any development questions that you have.

You can request an experienced software architect provide your company with a free quote and consultation for a project that uses SocketTools. This can include developing a specific desktop or server application, or a custom modification to a SocketTools component.
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Product Overview

The SocketTools .NET Edition includes components for uploading and downloading files, accessing web-based services, sending and retrieving e-mail messages, executing commands on remote servers, interactive terminal sessions and much more.

Supported protocols include DNS, FTP, HTTP, ICMP, IMAP4, NNTP, POP3, SMTP, SSH and TELNET. General purpose TCP and UDP client and server support is also included, along with support for both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. A single interface provides both synchronous and asynchronous network connections.

SocketTools provides secure, private cloud storage for your applications, geographical IP location and text messaging components. There are no additional third-party services for you to subscribe to, and no additional fees to access these services in your applications. Everything is included with your .NET Edition development license.

Secure connections are supported using the Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Shell (SSH) protocols with AES-256 bit encryption. TLS 1.3 is supported when Microsoft makes it generally available on the Windows platform. Security features in the components can be enabled with just a few lines of code and do not require any experience with data encryption or cryptography.

The SocketTools .NET classes are compatible with Visual Studio 2019 and previous versions. The assemblies can be used with applications which target the .NET Framework version 2.0 through version 4.8. They are supported on 32-bit and 64-bit target platforms. Examples are provided for Visual Studio 2005 and later versions.

They have properties, methods and events that are very similar to the SocketTools ActiveX controls, making it easier to migrate projects from legacy development tools. Whenever possible, the SocketTools class interfaces were designed to make the transition to .NET as easy as possible.

A SocketTools .NET Edition license includes free technical support by e-mail, and access to support resources such as our knowledge base and online help. Technical reference documentation and example programs are included with the product. If you have critical support needs, you can also purchase additional support with your license.

You can download a free, fully functional evaluation copy of SocketTools that you can use for 30 days. Your evaluation also includes free technical support when you have questions. After you have purchased a license, you can use the SocketTools components in as many projects as you wish, and redistribute your software to an unlimited number of users, without any additional runtime licensing fees.