• Re-creating a socket
  • Re-using an address that is already used
  • Connecting to an infrared port
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Creates a socket. A socket is a communication resource used by applications to communicate from one computer to another regardless of the type of network.
  • This function must be called on the server used for the communication. If the client computer is using a WINDEV application to connect to this socket, this application will have to use SocketConnect.
  • SSL sockets: To create an SSL socket, use SocketCreateSSL.
  • UDP sockets: To create a UDP socket, use SocketCreateUDP.
IF SocketCreate("Server", 8000) = False THEN
Error("creation error" + ErrorInfo(errMessage))
<Result> = SocketCreate(<Socket name> , <Port number> [, <Address>])
<Result>: Boolean
  • True if the function was successful,
  • False otherwise. If an error occurs, you can get more details on the error with ErrorInfo.
<Socket name>: Character string
Name that will be given to the socket. This name will be used by all socket functions. Caution: the socket name is case sensitive.
<Port number>: Integer
Port number that will be given to the socket. This number must be included between 1 and 65000. This number will be specified when the client computers are connected to the server.
<Address>: Optional character string
IP address on which the socket must be created on the current computer. If the current computer is associated with several IP addresses (or with several network cards), this parameter enables you to choose the IP address that will be associated with the socket.
This IP address can have the following format:
  • IP address in XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX format ( for example).
  • IP address containing the name of the server ( for example). This syntax is recommended.

Re-creating a socket

If a socket is not closed properly by SocketClose (restarting the computer for example), re-creating the socket may take quite a long time. Indeed, you will have to wait until the socket is freed by the system.
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Re-using an address that is already used

By default, SocketCreate allows you to reuse an address already used (by the application itself or by another application). To forbid this operating mode, type the following line of code:
Socket.Option = SocketNoReuseAddress
Remark: Therefore, this option allows you to find out whether an address or a port is already used. In this case, SocketCreate returns an error.
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Connecting to an infrared port

To connect to a socket that is using an infrared port:
  1. Create a socket using the infrared port on the server (SocketCreateInfrared in a WINDEV application).
  2. In the client application (WINDEV application), use SocketConnectInfrared to connect to this socket.
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Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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