creating an application that allows end-user to access own desktop remotely (help!)

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    creating an application that allows end-user to access own desktop remotely (help!)

    newbie to C/C++ here.

    What should I read up on if I would like to learn what goes in to developing a program that allows an end-user to access their desktop remotely, from anywhere in the world?


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    Remote desktop protocols, perhaps? And naturally networking.
    Educated guesses, but as good as any, I think.
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    does this have to be in c++ or can it be in any language?
    will it have a start menu?
    will it have access to the whole c:/ drive?
    if not how will the links work?
    will it have your background?

    this will be a very complex project.

    i would suggest that you set up include files for the links, the icons and names for the links, and the background. then you will have to figure out how to layer the pictures in one window.
    also, if you dont have access to the whole c:/ drive on their computer or have an identical one you will have to include every program they have in the folder it is in and include it in your program. having all of those files included could make it run very slow.

    i might be a little off but you get the general idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobknows View Post
    will it have a start menu?
    will it have access to the whole c:/ drive?
    if not how will the links work?
    will it have your background?

    ...

    i would suggest that you set up include files for the links, the icons and names for the links, and the background. then you will have to figure out how to layer the pictures in one window.
    also, if you dont have access to the whole c:/ drive on their computer or have an identical one you will have to include every program they have in the folder it is in and include it in your program. having all of those files included could make it run very slow.

    i might be a little off but you get the general idea.
    What? What does this have to do with remote desktop?
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    your desktop is the main place you start from right?
    i am asking if he is just going for being able to see the icons and background as a picture or if he is making a working model.

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    Remote desktop usually means the remote desktop transmitting pictures, or some other information about its environment, so I really don't see how it matters.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Thumbs up

    ok, im a n00b so i'll shut up

    :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSupremeAbode View Post
    newbie to C/C++ here.

    What should I read up on if I would like to learn what goes in to developing a program that allows an end-user to access their desktop remotely, from anywhere in the world?
    The first question we must ask is:
    Why?
    Several programs that already do this exist. E.g. VNC, and with some VNC viewers you can even find source code.
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