|HelixChat: A Helix Client/Server Demo|
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|What Is HelixChat?||
In essence, HelixChat is a multiuser chat service, running on Helix Client/Server, and for Helix users, that makes it worthwhile all by itself.
HelixChat is part of techdb, our online database for reporting bugs, making feature requests, and more.
|What Does HelixChat Do?||
HelixChat serves many purposes:
Because HelixChat is a Helix collection, the chats are preserved and available for review at any time. You don't have to be connected at the same time as other users to carry on a conversation.
The code for the HelixChat itself is available in the samples library on our file server, in case you want to put it — or the techniques it employs — to use in your own collections.
|Step By Step Instructions|
|How To Join HelixChat||
HelixChat is part of our online support database, techdb. If you are not familiar with this resource, this page tells you how to access it.
Once you have logged in, the HelixChat window should automatically open. (If it doesn’t, you can select it from the menu bar.)
Using HelixChat is pretty simple: identify yourself, type a message, and click the Post Message button. Your comments can now be read by Helix users all over the world!
And don't forget: every Friday afternoon (US Eastern Time Zone, -0500 GMT) members of the QSA ToolWorks staff drop by to join in on the conversation. If you want to talk directly to us, this is a great way to do it.