C# program to create a socket server

Here, we are going to learn how to create a socket server in C#?
Submitted by Nidhi, on November 02, 2020

Here, we will create a socket server program, that accepts socket client connections, and then we can send or receive data in a network.


The source code to create a socket server is given below. The given program is compiled and executed successfully on Microsoft Visual Studio.

//C# program to create a socket server

using System;
using System.Text;
using System.Net;
using System.Net.Sockets;

class SocketServer
    static void Main(string[] args)
        string IP   = "";
        int PORT    = 15001;
        int len     = 0;

        byte[] byteArray  = new byte[256];
        byte[] sendbytes = new byte[256];

        ASCIIEncoding encoding;
        Socket        socket;

        IPAddress LocalHostIP = IPAddress.Parse(IP);
        TcpListener listner = new TcpListener(LocalHostIP, PORT);

        Console.WriteLine("Server is listening on port "+ PORT);
        Console.WriteLine("Waiting for incoming connections..");

        socket = listner.AcceptSocket();
        len = socket.Receive(byteArray);
        Console.WriteLine("Received Data...");
        for (int i = 0; i < len; i++)
        encoding = new ASCIIEncoding();
        sendbytes = encoding.GetBytes("I have received data");

        Console.WriteLine("\nData sent to received client");



Server is listening on port 15001
Waiting for incoming connections..
Received Data...
Data sent to received client
Press any key to continue . . .
C# program to create a socket server


In the above program, we created a socket server on the localhost with 15001 port. Here, server is listening to accept client connections and receive data from the server and send data to the server. To test the program, here we used the most common network test utility (Hercules), then we connect to our server using Hercules and send data "Hello" using Hercules then our server program sends acknowledge data "I have received data" message to the Hercules tool.

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