Connect to IRC server thru using .net

Mad question...
I know nothing about this issue, so don't "shoot" me ok?

Is there any way I can connect to an IRC Server?
Make my own IRC client application?


Alex :p
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Alexandre SimõesManager / Solutions ArchitectAsked:
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Let me start by asking how experienced are you in writing TCP/IP code? IRC is not a trivial protocol. Here is a link to an explaination of that protocol with further links to the RFC's themselves. There are a lot of IRC clients available, some with source. Mostly you will find the code written in c or c++ and almost all of it pre .NET. While it is certainly possible to write it in a .NET language (VB, C++, C#), I haven't seen any surface yet.

If you were to do it, the community would welcome it. If you provided a really cool GUI, you might be able to even make a little money on it.


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Alexandre SimõesManager / Solutions ArchitectAuthor Commented:
I think I'll shortly know what my experience with TCP/IP worths. :)

I'll read it and get back to you.


Alex :p
Feel free to ask any questions you have.

One more place to look is an open source client:

Alexandre SimõesManager / Solutions ArchitectAuthor Commented:
I'm just closing this one... I'll get back to you guys later ok?

Thak you very much for the help.

Alex :p
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