This is a very simple Client/Server Chat Application using TCP Sockets Java.
Complete Code for Client & Server can be found below for download.
How it Works
Here is an example of how a very simple client-server chat application works. These are the stages involved:
|Step 1: In any Client/Server Application, we need to run the server before the client, because the server keeps waiting for the client to be connected.|
|Step 2: Server keeps listening for the client on an assigned IP & Port|
|Step 3: For establishing connection client must know the IP & Port of the server.|
|Step 4: |
When we start Client Application, It creates a connection to the server.
|Step 5: After the Successful connection Client & Server Applications can send & receive messages.|
You can download complete code for client & server examples below.
- Can we run these Chat Applications on different Computers?
Yes, you can use these applications on different computers but both computers should be on the same network.
- Will this Client-Server Chat Applications work on Different Networks?
For using this application on different networks you must have a static IP address for the server app to run.
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