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So im going to try and write a simple instant message program using MFC. Basically, Im wondering the concept of how the client server process works. I need to write a server that is its own seperate .exe, then a client which contains the gui and the information to contact the server? Any tips would be helpful, thanks.

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Doesn't matter. If you know both concepts it should be easy to combine them.
We're NOT here to hand you everything on a golden platter.

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You make it sound as if I was asking for source code. Ive already got a server program going, and am working on a client to connect. I was just looking for someone who knows some MFC to lend me some tips or advice. As of now, Im stuck on trying to connect ot me server. Reread OP.

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There are basically two methods of interaction for MFC.
AFXSocket (which is the MFC implementation of winsock2) or socket (C-Style library for winsock2)

First you need to set up your method of communication, then choose which type of transmission protocol (TCP/UDP) and finally decide on your application protocol (how it receives/parses/transmits messages)

For more information than that I recommend you use Google as there are plenty of tutorials out there for both afx and standard sockets.

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