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IRC Client (Simple IRC Client)(UPDATED)

Submitted on: 5/7/2012 1:54:41 PM
By: ident  
Level: Intermediate
User Rating: By 1 Users
Compatibility: VB.NET
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     A basic IRC client that connects to a specified server and then joins a channel. Handles limited IRC events such as JOIN, PART & PRIVMSG. Demonstrates a basic understanding on how to split the server response into readable information. Also sends an IDENT response to the server on connecting which no other IRC example on planet source does. For any questions please contact If you download somebody's work please take the time to rate the source. Constructive feed back helps the community learn. * Now updated. Quite a few methods are more aimed at beginners so i felt i let that get sloppy. A few slight adjustments.

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1/31/2012 3:22:29 PMident

I released this because i felt all IRC client examples where to swamped in code to allow a new programmer to see the basics of how the connection works or that the connection did not even listen to the server it was connecting to.
Current features are connecting, sending the IDENT response back to the server speeding up connection time, basic handling of evnts. This should allow any new programmer to quickly grasp how to handle IRC server events. Can also switch from how and client should look to RAW server data.
One of the main reasons i left it so basic was because new programmers like to keep an existing project and work up from that. Copying and pasting is not programming but i feel a new programmer can keep this base and build up from that with out to much hassle or using an already written client.

The client can be viewed FxjF2

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3/25/2012 11:47:16 AMAnoym

iam cant connect to a server ...
why ?
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3/25/2012 12:19:54 PMAnoym

iam cant connect to a server
why ?
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3/26/2012 1:11:14 PMident

Hello annon. Asking why you can not connect provides me with no information. Do you get any exceptions? Have you modified the code in any way? Is the server address valid?

Information.... The more the better. Because right now you have provided me with nothing.

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3/27/2012 1:38:52 PMAnoym

No, I have changed nothing.
I use the server
When I click connect I get an error message with the content "Disconnected"
I also use the correct port for
and error because unfortunately I can not even find me ever since I've programmed IRC
ICQ Uin for faster Talk : 5784468
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3/29/2012 5:41:20 PMident

What is the exception thrown? The server connects fine so it is some thing your end. Are you running a firewall? Or an AV that you can disable? This is likely the cause since you will need to add an exception since we send an IDENT. With no firewall windows will ask you to keep blocking or un block. But i bet your FW stops this.

Feel free to email me at for faster responses.
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1/13/2014 6:49:02 PMMiklo

IDENT, you are a trully amazing Developer! You have been a very awesome and helpfull person towards me and those who knows you in the developing worlds! Said From a good friend on VBFORUMS who you have helped several times! God bless and keep up your amazing work!
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