Visual Studio FTP/SSL web publishing is powered by Rebex components

  |   Martin Vobr

Microsoft Visual Studio allows you to publish websites using the secure FTP/SSL protocol. Rebex has contributed to this feature by licensing Rebex FTP/SSL and Rebex SFTP components to Microsoft.

These Rebex components are currently used in the following Microsoft applications:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2019
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2017
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2015
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • Microsoft Expression Web 4
  • Microsoft Expression Web 3

We are proud that Microsoft chose us from all other vendors. Thanks!

More info

Current version of Visual Studio allows publishing using FTP and FTP/SSL protocols. The SFTP protocol is not supported (yet?).

Fun fact: The first Microsoft product which used Rebex file transfer components was Expression Web 3. It allowed to use both FTP/SSL and SFTP protocols. Ability to publish a website using FTPS (FTP/SSL) or SFTP was listed among top 10 new features of Expression Web 3.

Licensing Q&A:


I am a user of Microsoft Visual Studio or Expression Web. I want to use a Rebex SFTP/FTP in my application too. Do I have to obtain a separate license for Rebex components?


Yes. Each developer working with the component must have a developer's license. You may distribute Rebex DLLs with your app royalty free if you have purchased a license, but you cannot transfer the right to develop new applications with Rebex components to your customers.

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