hello. im new here.. i was wondering if any of you would know where to look for some literature for how to make simple lan messenger. nothing fancy just for chat.. ty

A simple client server messenger can be whipped up quite easialy

multiple clients, peer to peer messaging make it much more complicated

what features do you need

google will find you some example code too

i dont need source code... i need to understand what i need to do to make lan messenger. and for features i only need chat. nothing else.. other lan messengers for c# out there have things like..
send to all, send data, i dont know...

You need to use sockets and threading