Posted on 1998-10-12
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I need some information (documentation)about the winsock.ocx not the dll.
Where can I buy it or find it (free version and latest) because I need to use it in my app.

Thanks for help
Question by:hkadiga
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It is shipped with VB (MSWinSck.OCX) the help file shows how to use it in a basic way. You should use one socket to recieve connections and pass these connections to an array of sockets.

Mant examples show the array of sockets being loaded/unloaded dynamically but I find this can give problems with lost resources so be warned...

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ID: 1439340
Ok, but I need to know if I can used and distributed it with my app. I need to used it in Delphi or PB.
Have I to buy it ?
Where can I found advanced help about it ?



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chris_a earned 400 total points
ID: 1439341
It comes with VB and I doubt that MS would sell it seperately. You are going to have to trawl the web for a freebie, or use something like IP works.

If it is distributed with the, free, vb5 control creation edition you could simply wrap it in an OCX yourself.

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There are two OCX controls, WINSOCK.OCX and MSWINSCK.OCX;
the latter comes with VB and VFP and VC, the former, I'm trying to figure out the distribution of myself.

Here's some explanation for WINSOCK.OCX: http://www.universalthread.com/Magazine/March2002/Page30.asp

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