New SocketTools Website

SocketTools now has its own website at with a completely new design and much easier navigation. We invite you to explore the new site and would appreciate any feedback. Thank you for your continued support of SocketTools!

SocketTools and dBASE PLUS 9

Catalyst Development and dBase LLC have announced a strategic partnership that will include SocketTools ActiveX controls and libraries with the new release of dBASE PLUS 9. dBase is a leader in business intelligence and data management software, and SocketTools will enable dBASE developers to add Internet functionality to their applications quickly and easily.
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Windows XP Support

Microsoft has announced the end of support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014 and will no longer release updates for the operating system, including security related updates. We have decided to continue to provide technical support for Windows XP during this transition period, although it has been our policy to discontinue support for a platform that is no longer supported by Microsoft.
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SocketTools 8.0 Build 8020

An update to SocketTools 8.0 has been released and is available for download. Version 8.0 includes new server components, expanded features and new functionality, with native support for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows desktop and server platforms. SocketTools supports both IPv4 and IPv6 network connections, and provides support for secure connections using SSL/TLS and SSH. There are three SocketTools Editions:

  • SocketTools .NET Edition
    The SocketTools .NET Edition includes managed components that are supported on both x86 and x64 platforms, and can be used with Visual Studio .NET 2003 through Visual Studio 2013, as well as any other development tool that supports the .NET Framework on the Windows platform. The SocketTools .NET classes offer a high level interface that makes it easy to add Internet functionality to your software.
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  • SocketTools ActiveX Edition
    The SocketTools ActiveX Edition includes both 32-bit and 64-bit ActiveX controls that can be used with Visual Basic or any other language that supports COM and the ActiveX standard. The controls can also be used with scripting languages like VBScript and VBA in Microsoft Office.
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  • SocketTools Library Edition
    The SocketTools Library Edition includes native 32-bit and 64-bit dynamic link libraries (DLLs) that can be used with most programming languages. This edition is ideal for those developers who are using C/C++ or prefer working with an API rather than a higher-level component.
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Customers who own an earlier version of SocketTools are eligible for upgrade pricing. We've also made it simple for customers to switch to a different edition, if they choose. For example, if you currently own the SocketTools Library Edition and want to switch to the SocketTools 8.0 .NET Edition, you can do that easily at a reduced price.
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SocketTools 8.0 Subscription

If you're a professional developer who needs quality Internet components, why pick and choose when you don't have to? The SocketTools Subscription includes everything you'll need to help you develop your applications today and into the future. Every SocketTools .NET assembly, ActiveX control and library is included, so you can pick the right tool for the right job.

In today's complex development environment where you have multiple tools, languages and platforms to support, the SocketTools Subscription ensures that you have all of the bases covered, from Visual Basic 6.0 to Visual Studio 2013 and Embarcadero RAD Studio XE6. Your subscription ensures that you always have the latest version of SocketTools, including all service packs and new releases as they are made available.
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