Transfer files between the local system and a web server, execute
scripts and perform remote file management functions.
||RFC 1945, RFC 2616
The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is a lightweight, stateless
application protocol that is used to access resources on web servers,
as well as send data to those servers for processing. The control
provides direct, low-level access to the server and the commands that
are used to retrieve resources (i.e.: documents, images, etc.). The
control also provides a simple interface for downloading resources to
the local host, similar to how the SocketTools FTP control can be
used to download files.
In a typical session, the control is used to establish a
connection, send a request (to download a resource, post data for
processing, etc.), read the data returned by the server and then
disconnect. It is the responsibility of the client to process the
data returned by the server, depending on the type of resource that
This library supports secure connections using the standard SSL
and TLS protocols.
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.