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NET Sockets - Recreating the Winsock - Usable Across both LAN and Internet

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Submitted on: 1/3/2015 3:13:00 PM
By: DanDaMan (from psc cd)  
Level: Intermediate
User Rating: By 12 Users
Compatibility: VB.NET
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     After migrating to .NET, I found my biggest challenge was learning what in the world these 'sockets' were. I have a lot of programs in VB6 that use Winsock, but when I saw what a mess the Migration Wizard did to my code, I decided to do it myself. The problem was, I wanted to use, well a WINSOCK. I wanted to be able to listen and connect from one object. Seeing as how I couldn't find anything like that, I created it myself. This code has the standard functions winsock does, for those who just want to update older code, as well as some neat features I wish Winsock had, such as the FailedSocket event, which is called whenever a Connect fails. This way no disgusting loop and doevents and sleep is required! Amazing! This socket class has the ability to connect and to listen. It uses only one socket, so its memory efficient. MUCH WORK WAS PUT INTO THIS: RESEARCH, TESTING, DEBUGGING. PLEASE PLEASE VOTE!

 
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