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A chat room is an on-line area in cyberspace where people can meet in a "room" to share their thoughts by typing from their keyboards and viewing the messages that pass back and forth between other participants in the chat room in real time.
Chat Etiquette -
Chat FAQ:
more info:
The defacto chat server/protocol is IRC (Internet Relay Chat). Any IRC client can be used to access an IRC server.

IRC Clients:

cNet -

MS Chat - (bad link)
MS Chat - (parked domain)
mIrc - (includes logging feature)
Pirch -
vIrc -
LeafChat -
xIRCon -
Irchead - - ...adding an animated talking human head to your chat partner.
Trillian - - AOL IM, ICQ, MSN Messenger, IRC, and Yahoo! Messenger.
JAJC -, Native jabber klient. Can use IRC transport on jabber server
X-Chat - - Windows version no longer free from here but silverex has taken up the torch and is compiling a free build available here: - A multi-protocol instant messaging (IM) client - open-source multi protocol instant messenger client for Microsoft Windows. It's smaller, faster, easier.


Many (Linux, Win, Mac, OS2, BeOS...)
BitchX -
Objirc -

AmIrc -

fIrc -
MSchat and mIrc seem to be the ones used most by other VFPer's.
When asked "what is the error?", here is the best way to answer:
1. get the error
2. pick suspend from the error dialog box
3. in the command window do _cliptext = message() - that will "cut" the error to the windows clipboard
4. paste it into the chat room (Ctrl-V, just like most windows programs)
Carl's recomended MSChat settings:
View, Options, Settings, Don't Send MS Chat specific information, Text View, No blank lines, No Headers and messages on different lines.
Where does AOL Instant Messager fit into this? I use AIM a lot for individual communication with people I need to contact often. I've never used it for any type of group contact. I've used ICQ a little but found AIM simpler for me. -- Cindy Winegarden
Is there an ActiveX control that we can use to incorporate Chat features in our VFP applications?
The MSChat ActiveX control but it looks so much like the program I'd just as well use it. But that may be what you want. Kinda like the Net Meeting control. -- John Durbin
See also:
Contributors Carl Karsten, Cindy Winegarden
Category Online Support Category Wednesday Night Lectures
( Topic last updated: 2013.03.28 09:53:05 AM )