Majesticmerc, on 11 April 2012 - 22:08, said:
Way to be supportive guys. *golf clap*
There are a few ways of going about a project like this. First off, to reiterate what James Rose
said, you need to tighten up your requirements somewhat, who your target audience is (are Macs a target, is Linux and/or Windows)?
For a most basic browser, .NET ships with a WebBrowser
control which uses the Internet Explorer renderer. If you insist on Gecko over Trident for your web browser, but want to stick with .NET/Visual Studio for coding, there also exists the GeckoFX
control which you can use instead of the WebBrowser control, although personally I've never used it so I can vouch for how good it is.
If you're looking for something more professional, you might consider looking into some way of merging the Firefox and Thunderbird code into a single project (the source code is available for both). They share a lot of the same underlying code, so you'd save yourself a lot of time doing that. If you maintain the code checkouts, you'd also be able to directly update your own code whenever Firefox/Thunderbird updates too. Do bear in mind that this is no small undertaking though, and you'd need a LOT of time to do it (like a year + time to learn the code).
Alternatively, developing a email notifier and a decent IRC client extension that works in Firefox/Chrome/IE/Opera would be the easiest way of going about this, and it'd be the best way of getting people using your stuff.
He/she should known better ... since it is easy to write an AOL-like software. He/she should have looked around in the development program such as VS/.NET or whatever he/she writes with.
Right now, AOL has the AOL software for Windows 7 to download to play online... but most companies (in today's world) use web-based social networks on the internet including small software for chatting such as messenger for desktops, tablets, smartphones. I have seen people who still keep their AOL email address as of now no matter they use AOL client or not.. they check their email address on the web or mobile.
I used to be a programmer back in old days... I have seen the internet control ocx and other things in there... it's easy to build a software like AOL did theirs.