Winsock - Where do i start?

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    Question Winsock - Where do i start?

    Before you post links to Johnnie's Winsock tutorial or any other similar tutorial , let me tell you what i want ...

    I'm looking for a tutorial that , unlike Johinnie's , assume that you know NOTHING but standard C\C++. I need a tutorial that explain every type and structure IN DETAIL aswell as other types\structures i could use.

    I want a tutorial that shows Winsock function prototypes and explain their parameters, what we should send to those function and why. And why should we use WinMain instead of main...etc

    Am i asking too much? I found few tutorials on Winsock but they all assume that you already know what they're talking about without even stating their assumptions.

    I have a background in TCP/IP and sockets btw , thats not the problem. The problem is Winsock programming itself.



    any help is much appreciated
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brain Cell
    And why should we use WinMain instead of main...
    It's not necessary, it's your choice wether you create a win32 api (WinMain) or a normal console program (main).

    Here is a good tutorial for networking. Just keep this in mind when using winsock:

    ignore pretty much all of the system header files I mention in here. All you need to include is:

    #include <winsock.h>

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    I usually suggest starting here.
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    Snip : I tried to follow that tutorial before but i had a bit of a hard time. But i'll try again if i don't find any other good tutorial, thanks.

    adrianxw : Thanks for the link. Last update for that tutorial was 1999 , don't you think there might outdated info? I didn't read it yet but hopefully it explains things in detail

    publikum : Are you trying to prove that you're stupid? you could've simply said "hey everyone i'm stupid" and save the time you spent on searching for Johnnies tutorial
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    I think the link adrianxw sent was fairly good, a few things that I can see are out of date, but almost everything you see there seems to be right. Of course I am no expert, but looking at that was a bit easier than reading some of the other tutorials, but hey its all in how you learn. Check out adrian's first then go on to the others and they should progressively make sense

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