The SocketTools File Transfer ActiveX control provides a
simplified interface for uploading and downloading files over the
Internet or an intranet. The control implements the File Transfer
Protocol (FTP) and Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) for
transferring files between the local system and a server.
An application can transfer a file with a single method call,
simply by specifying a URL, without the need to provide the
individual protocol, host, port, file name, and account information.
Alternatively, connection and access information may be supplied
separately, to allow multiple file transfer operations to be
performed in a single server session. In either case, the differences
between the supported protocols are kept to a minimum. Additional
features such as proxy connections are easily implemented by simply
setting a few properties.
The control offers a comprehensive interface that provides
everything needed to incorporate file transfer functionality in an
application, as well as perform remote file management. In addition
to downloading and uploading by file name, URL, and wild card
patterns, a developer may use the control for the creation, listing,
and removal of directories, as well as renaming and removal of files
on the server.
In addition to supporting standard FTP and HTTP connections, the
File Transfer Control also supports secure TLS 1.2 and SFTP (SSH 2.0)
connections. By simply setting a few properties, a secure connection
using up to 256-bit AES encryption can be established, providing your
application with the greatest flexibility and highest level of
The SocketTools ActiveX Edition components are self-registering
controls compatible with any programming language that supports COM
(Component Object Model) and the ActiveX control specification. If
you are using Visual Basic 6.0 , you must have Service Pack 6 (SP6)
installed. It is recommended that you install all updates for your
This control is supported on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and
later versions of the desktop and server platforms. If you are using
Windows 7, you must have Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed as a minimum
requirement. It is recommended that you install the current service
pack and all critical updates available for the operating system.
This product includes both 32-bit and 64-bit ActiveX controls.
Native 64-bit CPU support requires the latest 64-bit version of
Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 or later versions of the Windows
When you distribute an application that uses this control, you can
either install the file in the same folder as your application
executable or as a shared component in the appropriate system folder.
If you install the control in the system folder, it is important that
you distribute the correct version for the target platform and it
must be registered. If you install the control in the same folder as
your executable, it is recommended that you use registration-free
activation or COM redirection to ensure that the correct version of
the control is loaded by the application.