Build a p2p chat application with WPF and ASP.NET Web API

added by fdub
3/25/2012 10:09:23 AM


Learn how to build a fully functional WPF p2p (peer-to-peer) chat application with ASP.NET Web API and .NET 4.5


3/26/2012 9:59:45 AM
In 2004, as part of a college final project, I wrote a chat application using VB.Net (class requirement), Winforms, and pure sockets programming. It used broadcasting to discover other clients on the same subnet, and all that advanced socket programming was far, far easier than implementing thin clients and a centralized server. I believe the project was also a couple thousand lines of code. We've come a long way in terms of how quickly we can build networked apps in the .Net world.

3/26/2012 11:26:36 AM
haha that is a fantastic point. Indeed, we take a lot of things for granted in the development world. Every new release, build, every new framework brings in something new and makes stuff easier.

4/2/2012 3:39:37 PM
I miss the days of Win NT DOS send commands. Funny as hell when the prof is lecturing and all you here is everyones screen beeping!