Need guidance for chat conversion UI area designing (win form c#) RRS feed

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  • people often develop chat apps and they display chat conversion between two people in simple text box or rich text box. i want to develop a chat apps where i want to design chat conversion UI area look like Skype.

    1) Skype chat conversion area show the conversion where other user name show as with different color

    2) user can copy text from chat conversion area by mouse selection

    3) chat conversion area is capable of showing emoticons.

    4) chat conversion area can show progress bar when one user send file to other then progress bar is show at two end.

    so here i am uploading few screen shot of Skype chat conversion area as a result you guys can visualize and can understand what kind of UI i want to develop.

    the problem is i am not being able to take decision how to develop chat conversion window where i need to show chat conversion data between two user and user name too. also that area must have capability of showing emoticon and progress bar and images.

    so just suggest me which control i should use to develop chat conversion windows.

    1) should i use rich text box ?

    2) should i use datagridview ?

    2) should i use web browser control ?

    i need something which can show user name and user chat data and also emoticon and progress bar.

    please guide me how to develop. if possible give me some c# code. thanks

    • Edited by Mou_kolkata Monday, March 25, 2013 10:42 AM
    Monday, March 25, 2013 10:37 AM


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