Setting up chat in single page mode

Web parts belonging to the Chat application can be placed on a page one by one, thus compiling the functionality of the Chat web part from multiple components, allowing for customization of appearance and complexity. For example, you can leave out certain components in order to limit the set of features users of the chat can utilize. The following text explains how to set up multiple-room chat within a single page.

Chat web parts do not need any configuration in order to function properly. You can achieve standard behavior by leaving the web parts’ properties at their default values. The default values are specified in Chat settings. On the other hand, the web parts and settings allow for a high level of customization.

Start by creating a new blank page. Then place the following web parts on the page. You can leave all their properties at their default values.

  • Chat login - this web part will serve as the starting point for users who wish to enter the chat, as well as an exit point for logged-in users.
  • Chat rooms - this component will display the list of rooms that the currently logged-in user can join.
  • Chat send message - this web part will display a text-box to allow sending messages.
  • Chat messages - this web part will display the most recent messages in a room.
  • Chat leave room - this web part will display a button that will allow users to leave the room they are in.
  • Chat notifications - this web part will display system notifications, such as room invitations.