CAsyncSocket, WinSock what's the difference ?

What is the difference between  CAsyncSocket, WinSock ?

While reading some help files I run into WinSock which appears even more primitive than CAsyncSocket.

Could someone summaries the difference between CAsyncSocket and WinSock.
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CAsyncSocket is an MFC class, while winsock is a native C interface. CAsyncSock uses Windows Messages to provide asynchronous event handling, i. e. all threads (CWinThread) get an infinite message loops. In winsock, you have no built-in event or thread-handling but have to do that job yourself using native WinAPI or runtime library.

Regards, Alex

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