Chat program

I need to know how to make a chat program. Ive tried but i have know idea where to start. I want to be able to allow the users to chat with eachother. Any help with be appreciated.
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DivinityCommented:
You could download the DirectX SDK and take a look at DirectPlay. It has all the functions to connect clients to hosts and send network packets (which can contain the chat messages). The SDK also comes with several chat-program examples, so it's up to you to add functionality to those examples or start from scratch.
ptmcompCommented:
Do you want to create a website chat, peer to peer chat or chat server? What OS versions do you want to support?
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