SocketTools Subscription

A complete suite of Internet components and libraries for Windows with support for virtually any programming language.

SocketTools 11 Subscription


The SocketTools Subscription includes every SocketTools Edition, providing you with every .NET component, ActiveX control and Windows library. It also includes unlimited, priority technical support along with free upgrades to new versions when they're released.

Windows 11 and Server 2022

VS 2022 and .NET 8.0

TLS 1.3 and SSH 2.0

OAuth 2.0 Authentication

IPv4 and IPv6 Connections

Data Encryption

File Transfers

Web Services

Asynchronous Connections

Product Overview

The SocketTools Subscription is a comprehensive suite of managed code .NET classes, ATL-based ActiveX controls (OCXs) and dynamic link libraries (DLLs) which can be used in a wide variety of programming languages. It provides everything that you need for any type of project, and offers real value for professional developers who use a variety of software development tools and programming languages

The subscription includes more than 80 components and libraries which can be used to develop applications that meet a wide range of needs, using virtually any development environment and programming language. It's a great value for developers who need to work with multiple programming languages and target different platforms.

The .NET components are compatible with Visual Studio 2022 and previous versions. The assemblies can be used with applications which target the .NET Framework version 4.0 through version 8.0. They are supported on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows desktop and server platforms. Examples are provided for Visual Studio 2010 and later versions.

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.

Secure connections are supported using the Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Shell (SSH) protocols with AES-256 bit encryption. 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.

Unlimited priority technical support is included with each SocketTools Subscription, ensuring that you can get the critical help you need when building and testing your products. Response times for support questions are guaranteed to be on the same business day, and on-demand hotfixes are available when required.

Your annual subscription entitles you to free updates and upgrades to new versions of SocketTools as soon as they're released. You will always have the latest version available to you, whenever you need it. When your subscription ends, you can renew at a substantial discount and continue to receive new releases and technical support.

Free Technical Support

A SocketTools subscription includes free priority 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 for each of the SocketTools editions included with your subscription.

Evaluate SocketTools

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.


SocketTools and Catalyst Development have by far surpassed my expectations

I’ve been very impressed with all aspects of this project, and both SocketTools and Catalyst Development have by far surpassed my expectations. We ran into a number of roadblocks on this endeavor, and I appreciate your persistence and patience, particularly with the inconsistent test environment our client provided. I am also very impressed with the functionality of our new custom control. Very slick! Once again, thanks very much for all your hard work!
Kevin Taylor, Tailored Software, Inc. (Canada)

The documentation is amongst the best I’ve seen and used

Great product! I recently purchased the SocketWrench library and I’m pleasantly surprised by the ease of use and exceptionally intuitive API. I wanted to replace some home-grown code with the new component and it just dropped into place and worked on the first compilation! The documentation is amongst the best I’ve seen and used, with lots of clear and concise tips and helpful information. I am very impressed with the price-quality level. I look forward to many years of mutual benefits for both our companies.
Martin Hart, Memory Soft (Spain)

The best and most productive controls I have ever come across

Thanks for the amazing controls, the best and most productive I have ever come across. They work every time as per the detailed documentation with no gotchas. Great work.
Martin G Nagle, InfoMining PL (Australia)

I'm impressed with how you maintain backwards compatibility

I wanted to let you know how impressed I am with maintaining backwards compatibility. I had a VB6 program with 6 different implementations of the SocketWrenchCtl.SocketWrench class v4.5 (which was from 2006). I dropped the new in the updated .ocx file expecting to suddenly invoke 11 years worth of renamed properties, added dependencies and breaking changes. I have not yet changed a single line of code and so far (fingers crossed) it appears to be stable. I just thought I'd point that out because most devs can't go 3 months without introducing a breaking change (myself included)
Russell Phillips, Echotech (Australia)
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