Posted on 2005-04-01
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I wrote a program in php that connects to a server using a socket connection, sends a string and then prints to the screen what the server sends back... but I don't know how to do that in VB.NET... cab someone please help ?

Thanks alot!
Question by:pugandjody
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AlexFM earned 189 total points
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Download file VisualBasic.msi and install it. See asynchronous client-server sockets programming sample.
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makerp earned 186 total points
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Dim lipa As IPHostEntry = Dns.Resolve("host")
        Dim lep As New IPEndPoint(lipa.AddressList(0), 10000)

        Dim s As New   Socket  (lep.Address.AddressFamily,   Socket  Type.Stream, ProtocolType.Tcp)

        Dim msg As String = "This is a test" & Chr(10)

            ' Sends datagram to the IpEndPoint specified.  This call blocks.  
            s.SendTo(msg, 0, msg.Length,   Socket  Flags.None, lep)

            ' Creates an IpEndPoint to capture the identity of the sending host.
            Dim sender As New IPEndPoint(IPAddress.Any, 0)
            Dim tempRemoteEP As EndPoint = CType(sender, EndPoint)

            ' Creates a byte buffer to receive the message.
            Dim buffer(1024) As Byte

            ' Receives datagram from a remote host.   This call blocks.
            s.ReceiveFrom(buffer, 0, 100,   Socket  Flags.None, tempRemoteEP)

            ' Displays the information received to the screen.
            Label1.Text = " I received the following message : " & Encoding.ASCII.GetString(buffer)

        Catch e As Exception
            Label2.Text = "Exception : " & e.ToString()
        End Try

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