Chat Application Programming.

Posted on 2004-08-10
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
I want to program a chat application using
1) Winsock
2) Vc++
Can you please let me know where can i find DETAILED information regarding
1) Winsock
2) Developing chat applications

Or any books that might come in handy for this.
Ill be greatful if you could help me out.

Question by:D-AGGARWAL
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by:Jaime Olivares
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Take a look to
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Jaime Olivares earned 168 total points
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The key in Visual C++ is the CSocket class, you can build any network application using this class.
Also you can buy this book:
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jkr earned 166 total points
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Why don't you get the source code of a free IRC application (e.g. to learn from? A 'fun' sample to study might be
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mcbastian earned 166 total points
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afaik does the MSDN help for WinSock include a sample chat-application.
there are links in the text where you can download the chatter (client) and the chatsrvr (server)  
full source, MFC.

for general winsock programming:

hope that helps :-)
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The two sample projects mcbastian is talking of are Chatter and ChatSrvr. You may get them from his first link above or from VC6.0 Professional/Enterprise CD.

Regards, Alex

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as I mentioned it in my article...
>there are links in the text where you can download the chatter (client) and the chatsrvr (server)  

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