How to use TCP in Powershell
Network Component provides an easy-to-use development interface to a variety of IP protocols. By using Network Component, you can very easily create or enhance applications with network features.
Network Component features the following: DNS, FTP, HTTP, HTTPs, ICMP Ping, IP-to-Country, MSN, NTP, RSH, SCP, SFTP, SNMP v1/v2c (Get, GetNext, Set), SNMP Traps, SNMP MIB, SSH, TCP, Telnet, TFTP, UDP, Telnet, Wake-On-LAN and more.
Network Component can be well integrated into any development platform that supports ActiveX objects.
Step 1: Download and install the Network Component
Download Network Component from the ActiveXperts Download Site and start the installation. The installation guides you through the installation process.
Step 2: Create a new script
Create a new script using your favorite editor. You can simply use notepad. However, a Powershell editor is recommended, so you can browse through objects, objects properties and object functions.
You're now able to write a more advanced script to communicate using the Network Component.
Step 3: Create the Network Component object in Powershell
Create a new Powershell file called DEMO.PS1.
Create the Network Component object(s) like this:
$objTcp = new-object -comobject AxNetwork.Tcp
Now, add the following lines to the file to have your first Network Component Powershell program:
Write-Host "Network Component Version " $objTcp.Version Write-Host " Build " $objTcp.Build Write-Host " Module " $objTcp.Module Write-Host "License Status: " $objTcp.LicenseStatus
Appendix: Full source code
To run the code, start Powershell and browse to the location of the file you just created. Enter .\Demo.ps1 to run the code. Notice that if the script is not working, you have to change the execution policy; you can do that with the following command:
You can download the complete sample on our FTP site ftp.activexperts-lab.com/samples/network-component/. There are many other working Network Component scripts on our site and shipped with the product.