SocketTools 10 Build 1430 (10.0.1430.2348) was released on September 7, 2022. This is a complete release which incorporates updates from the previous release, as well as all subsequent hotfixes. Release notes for this update are included with the installation package.
- SocketTools .NET Edition
- SocketTools ActiveX Edition
- SocketTools Library Edition
- SocketTools Subscription
This release supports Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022. For the SocketTools Subscription and .NET Edition, this update includes .NET 7.0 Preview 7 assemblies for use with Visual Studio 2022 Preview. To use the preview build of the SocketTools assemblies, install the current Visual Studio Preview which is 17.4.0 Preview 1 at the time of this release.
This will be the last build of SocketTools 10 which has internal support for Windows XP/Vista and their corresponding server platforms. Although we have officially ended support for those legacy platforms quite some time ago, we continued to provide some internal compatibility functionality within SocketTools. The time has come to fully retire support for that era of Windows as we move forward with Windows 11 and future builds.
You do not need to uninstall previous versions of SocketTools when installing this update. For example, if you also have SocketTools 9.5 installed on your development system, you do not need to uninstall that version.
The SocketTools installer packages and components have been digitally signed with an extended validation (EV) Authenticode certificate which uses SHA-256 signatures. Security software on older, unsupported platforms such as Windows XP and and Windows Server 2003 may report the installers as having an invalid certificate because they only recognize MD5 and SHA-1 signatures.