HTML-Based Chat Server/Client

Environment: VC6, Win 98

This article is about a CSocket-based chat server/client, which is something that's been very well discussed. Here the display is in HTML format so the user can change the look of the messages he sends. It also has features such as alerting on message arrival and putting the program icon in the system tray when hidden, which is very useful.

For putting it in the system tray, we have to use the Shell_NotifyIcon() function.

not.cbSize =sizeof(NOTIFYICONDATA);
not.hWnd =this->m_hWnd ;
  strcpy(not.szTip ,"iChat Standard");
not.uID =1;
  Shell_NotifyIcon(NIM_ADD ,&not);

We will receive tray icon messages on id ID_TRAY. It makes sure that only one instance of the chat server runs at any time. Finally, this chat program is integrated with Microsoft NetMeeting for ease of use.


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  • shell_notifu()

    Posted by NITHIn on 07/20/2013 11:38am

    Hi,i know this is a dumb question but can you pleasectell me what is shell_notifyicon() function and where to write all that

  • I need to learn c++

    Posted by Legacy on 02/25/2004 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Kevin

    Hi , can u please teach me c++. im so interested in it. if u could please email me at

  • I want to be a master in VC, Help me plzzz

    Posted by Legacy on 02/04/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Thushar

    I want to Study VC++,and i have a very little time as i've to do my project in it.Can any body send me what i should do or how i should proceed....Some Books to Ref...


    Posted by Legacy on 12/05/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: peirr

  • connection lost

    Posted by Legacy on 12/05/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Paresh

    I tried to use it but it says connection lost. I am looking for such an application which allows you to see the user list and once you see the user you can send messges to the user. does this application overlaps firewall ?
    since its a socket based calls it will be fast...

    good application.

    Paresh Gheewala

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