WebSockets are becoming increasingly popular, but support in .NET is far from perfect. Versions of .NET prior to 4.5 don't support WebSockets at all, and even .NET 4.5 only supports WebSockets on Windows 8 or higher.
Rebex WebSocket implements the WebSocket protocol on top of Rebex networking library. The result is a multi-platform library that works on both current and legacy platforms. WebSockets over a secure TLS/SSL channel are supported as well - including TLS 1.2, 1.1, 1.0, SNI and SHA-2.
Rebex WebSocket API resembles the one provided by .NET 4.5 with minor differences (such as
WebSocketClient instead of
and some syntactic sugar (such as string-based
... using Rebex.Net; ... // create an instance of WebSocket client var client = new WebSocketClient(); // connect to a server client.Connect("ws://echo.websocket.org"); // send a message client.Send("Hello!"); // receive response string response = client.Receive
(); // display it Console.WriteLine(response);
2018-10-26 - Optimized transfer speed. Support for more platforms. Compatible with Rebex Total Pack 2018 R3. 2018-09-26 - New WebSocket layer that passes Autobahn test suite. Lot of enhancements. Renamed assembly to Rebex.WebSocket. 2018-02-27 - Released an updated beta based on the latest version of Rebex HTTP and TLS core. 2016-09-15 - First beta of Rebex WebSocket released on Rebex Labs.