The SocketTools .NET Edition is a collection of managed code classes, designed to simplify the integration of Internet functionality into applications built using the Visual Studio development platform. SocketTools is ideal for the Visual Basic or C# developer who requires the ease of use and rapid development features of a component, without the complexities of the native socket classes and without requiring in-depth knowledge of how the various Internet protocols are implemented. SocketTools .NET includes nineteen class libraries and components which can be used to develop applications that meet a wide range of needs. Included are classes for uploading and downloading files, sending and retrieving email messages, remote command execution, terminal emulation, and much more.
The managed code classes are written in C# and are compatible with any Visual Studio.NET language using either Visual Studio.NET 2003 or Visual Studio 2005. The class Interfaces are very Similar to the SocketTools Visual Edition ActiveX control interfaces so SocketTools users will find it easy to migrate existing applications to the .NET platform.
SocketTools includes both high level and lower level interfaces for maximum flexibility; has low resource utilization with no external dependencies on third-party libraries; support for both synchronous and asynchronous network connections; thread-safe implementation with full support for multithreaded applications; and support for proxy servers using FTP and HTTP.
The product includes an online Developer's Guide and Technical Reference and examples in Visual Basic .NET and C# for both Visual Studio 2003 and 2005 and the components can be redistributed without any additional runtime licensing fees or royalties. Catalyst is a trusted Company with over 10 years experience developing Internet components, with extensive technical support resources for developers new to Internet application development.