Posted 13 March 2010 - 10:21 PM
Basically, this is a little pet project I took on to introduce myself to the world of programing. I've done a lot of web development, which I quickly realized was quite similar.
What I want to do is write a full chat client that works in Command Prompt over a network. I've explored the opportunities of netsend and i have written a program that works with it. However, I want the other user to be able to reply right back to me. Instead, netsend brings up a dialogue box with the message and the user simply clicks okay. Plus all the network PC's have to be configured to allow net send. I was thinking I could place a bat file on the network server that a person could click on to begin a chat. Then that person could input the ip address/computer name of the user they want to contact. The program would then perform a net send to advise the user of an attempted conversation (i'd rather have a command prompt window just pop up but I don't think that's possible) and then that user would then open the bat file on their end or something and we could somehow edit....idk I just talked myself in a circle and realized that half of what I suggested so far doesn't seem like its technically possible. Again I'm new to this and I think what I have written gives you a good idea of what I'm looking for. I'd appreciate any help/advice you could give me.