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Posted 20 Oct 2007

Hello world application for socket programming in windows

, 20 Oct 2007
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Application for newbies in the world of


This snippest is for every one who are just newbie in the world of network / socket programming.

I do no find any ready-made resourses that describe socket programming in simplest level thats why i made this VC++ console based application to demo all of newbie.


  • Newbie should have basic of C/C++ programming
  • MSVC++ environment as i made this code in MSVC++ 2003

Using the code

As you can see this overall application devide into two part client and server.

Generally server are in listening mode, accept connection and it can recv / send data from client.

Client just connect with server and send / recv data from there.

As Demo, i have made application in which client just connect with server and after server accept connection client send data to server and server recv that data and display on screen.

Also, no you can see in client i have used loop back IP address defined means you can test directly thos client and server on single machine, If you want to test it in different machine than change it appropriately.

To test the application you need to run first Server exe after just run Client exe and enter some data by default i have take max length of data at time is 10 byte so enter up to 10 byte and just press enter you can see that data are recv on server screen.

Screenshot - demo.jpg

Points of Interest

You can enhance this application to make it two way means both can recv and send data,

also you can port this application to dialog based and can make you own chating tool,


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