I've been looking for information on creating a chat server and client application, just the basics that would include:

1. Connecting to the server.
2. Displaying a "friends list" (like windows live).
3. Open a private conversation with a friend on the list.
4. Send messages from users to users.
5. How would i design the database to be able to support a "friends list"?

The best soulution i've come across has been with tutorial I found on daniweb (http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread6811.html)

I read through most of the tutorial and dont believe it answers all my questions. Could I get some more information about this?

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