Transfer files between a local and server and perform
common file management functions on the server.
||RFC 959, RFC 1579, RFC 2228
The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) control provides a comprehensive
API which supports both high level operations, such as uploading or
downloading files, as well as a collection of lower-level file I/O
functions. In addition to file transfers, an application can create,
rename and delete files and directories, search for files using
wildcards and perform other common file management functions.
Files can be stored on the local file system or in memory,
depending on the needs of your application and multiple file
transfers be performed using a single function call. The control can
also be used to manage files on the server and supports many of the
common protocol extensions that can be used to access the remote file
system. It understands a number of different directory listing
formats, including those typically used with UNIX and Linux based
systems, Windows server platforms, NetWare servers and VMS
This control supports active and passive mode file transfers,
firewall compatibility options, proxy servers and secure file
transfers using the standard SSL/TLS and SFTP protocols. Secure file
transfers support implicit and explicit SSL sessions, client
certificates and up to 256-bit AES encryption.
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 or Visual C++ 6.0, it is required that
you have Service Pack 6 (SP6) installed. It is recommended that you
install all updates for your development tools.
This component is supported on Windows XP and later versions of
the Windows desktop and server platforms. If you are using
Windows XP, you must have Service Pack 3 (SP3) installed as a minimum
requirement. It is recommended that you install the current service
pack and all critical updates available for your version of the
This product includes both 32-bit and 64-bit ActiveX controls.
Native 64-bit CPU support requires the latest 64-bit version of
Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 or later versions of the
Windows operating system.
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.