i am trying to write a chat system for our networked pc's at home, it has to allow atleast 5 users to chat. what i need it for the user of one pc to be able to double click a name in a listbox and it will bring up a form that connects to the other user through a winsock connection. it needs to be able to work from any pc i.e. ANY user can chat to Any other user not just server/client. it would be great if it can handle more than 1 chat form at once also.
i just have absolutely no idea where and how to start...
all help will be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance
oh yeah also (this is optional) it would be really cool if the app can tell who is not available for chat and who is (for example who's pc is turned off and eho is on)