Because NetMeeting is no longer
supported and neither Windows Meeting
Space nor Microsoft SharedView
satisfy my needs, I decided to develop a desktop sharing application on
my own. Since Windows Vista, a Desktop Sharing API comes with the OS that allows
you to gain access to the Remote Desktop functionality. Participants can
connect via IP address, invitation file, and connection string.
The program consists of two parts: the server and the viewer. The
server is used to show the desktop of the computer it is running on to
other people. The viewer is used to view the desktop that is shared by
the server. The viewer can also control the computer it is connected to.
Desktop Sharing 2009 is open
source software. It is published under the GNU General Public License.