ChatRoom (msn style) Please Help!

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    ChatRoom (msn style) Please Help!

    Hi everyone,

    Let me start by saying great site, So happy that i have found it, i might now get to learn what i've been wanting to..lol

    I have been searching the internet in order to gain some help over the past couple of years and it seems no one is willing to help, I know abit about php html etc but i need to complete the project i started and the project i want.

    Msn Style Chat Rooms!

    I'm not asking if anyone will write it for me, I do really want to learn it myself, I just haven't got any idea of where to begin as like i say no one will show me.
    I pick things up fairly quickly but i do need to be shown the way.
    I Paid alot of money out Last year for ChatControl etc which worked Brilliant, But as i changed servers it all failed and Because i wasnt sent the source code i was unable to understand what to do.

    Capture of What I am Aiming towards.

    Can anyone please help me in this quest of mine? Guide me to the knowledge of where i need to begin and what I need to do in order to achieve this goal in my life please.. the website was supposed to be Launched this month but yet again i have been let down So I really need to do it myself sooner than i had planned.

    Thank you all so much in advanced and Thank you to the Owners of this site.

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    Woah, uh..

    You'd have to start by learning C++, so I would follow the tutorials on this site, and pick Accelerated C++: Practical Programming by Example, by Andrew Koenig, or a different LEARNING style book (The C++ Programming Language, by Bjarne Stroustrup, being the more informational style/reference/less start-learning book). Then study you ass off.

    If you use Windows and want an easy to use compiler for C++, I'd recommend (as most): Dev-Cpp

    Once you have a grasp on C++ move onto a Windows (I assume) API (which handles messages, interface, many other things), win32 being one API, which there are tutorials for: http://www.winprog.org/tutorial/
    http://code.glowdot.com/tutorials/wi...ial.php?page=2
    http://www.rohitab.com/discuss/ikonb...T;f=18;t=11408

    You'll also need to know how to work with ports. Again I'd assume you're planning on it being Windows based, this is a basic Winsock tutorial: http://www.hal-pc.org/~johnnie2/winsock.html, and there are many others, some libraries (premade files which help do more complex tasks) available for ports over the internet.

    I wouldnt get into ports or API until you've read a C++ book at least.
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    Extra Question

    Hi Thanks for the Prompt reply,

    May I ask please.......

    Just as a Conformation really,

    Is it C++ i need to learn in order to in a way re-create the msn style chatrooms ??

    Thank you!

    Steve

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    You can write a chat application in java, c++, vb, most anything that deals in ports. If you want something that's browser-based, you'd probably want java or c++. I'd wait for another to confirm this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveAlmighty
    Hi Thanks for the Prompt reply,

    May I ask please.......

    Just as a Conformation really,

    Is it C++ i need to learn in order to in a way re-create the msn style chatrooms ??

    Thank you!

    Steve
    Yes, as as FoodDude said, c/c++/java/vb being the more popular programming languages you could use. MSN applications arent browser based, but if you wasnt browser based I would go with Java, or PERL, or PHP. I'd assume you're most interested in C++, this being the C++ forum on a C board, and thats the programming language I would program a chat application in.
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