Getting Started With Winsock!

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    Getting Started With Winsock!

    Yeah!!! WinSock!!! Yeah!!! Ok. I want to dive more deeply into this and really aren't sure where to begin. Let me tell you what I want to do, and see if you can give me a few hints. I want to make a *simple* no wait, *very simple* chat program. I really don't know what all it will take but here what I think so far.

    1) Create a socket
    2) Bind the socket
    3) open the socket
    4) Send or receive data
    5) ??

    I don't want to fool around with servers or anything else, just have it so that you just punch in an IP address and a message and it'll send it to the other chat program at the specified IP address? If anyone can give me just a rough outline of what I need to do that would be great. Just an order to do what in would be great. The less detail the better actually cause I don't learn to much when someone write it all out for me :-) Thanks for the help.

    -Aaron
    I can't say for sure.....but that doesn't look work related.

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    http://burks.bton.ac.uk/burks/pcinfo...ut/winsock.htm

    Here is a good tutorial that explains things in very simple terms.

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    There is a sample as part of MFC VC++ 6. CHATTER and CHATSRV I beleive. It is a sample showing tcpip socket communication. I would check it out. You can download it from msdn for free. It comes as a helpfile and then you get the source from within the help file.
    Best Regards,

    Bonkey

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    I highly recommend that you study from a book. I recommend Network Programming for Microsoft Windows Second Edition
    by Anthony Jones and Jim Ohmund.

    Kuphryn

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    yeah, I have tht book. Its cool...

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    Ok. thanks for the tips. After MUCH reading and studing sample code I hammered out a rough dialog based app. However, when I tell the app to go into a loop to listen for some data my program is unresposive to other input. Am I missing something here?? There has to be a way to listen without locking up the whole program. Thanks for any tips.

    -Aaron
    I can't say for sure.....but that doesn't look work related.

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    Look into Asynchronous sockets. These send a message to the window when there is something to be read. that way you don't "wait"
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