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Rich Text Formatted Chat Pane, with Hyperlinks and Emoticons

Submitted on: 2/8/2015 8:05:00 AM
By: Ryan Stenhouse (from psc cd)  
Level: Intermediate
User Rating: By 9 Users
Compatibility: VB 6.0
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     This control duplicates most of the functionality of the "Chat Logs" people will encounter in Chat or Instant Messenger applications. It wraps functions, for special formatting of text, and has a full range of pre-defined events which also can be displayed. It detects link starting with http://, and using the windows API, will detect when the link is clicked, and open it in Internet Explorer (Based on a submission by another PSCode User, who's name I have forgotten) Useing the Tag property of elements in an image list control, this chat log can detect when pre-defined key combinations are present in the text, and replace them with "emoticons". This is done using more Windows API Calls. See the demo application, and the screenshot for a much better (and more visual) description. This Chat Log control is similar to the one used in a Chat Client I am currently developing, for Ionic Roleplay at

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