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cadbrowser

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P2P Idea - need guidance
« on: January 07, 2005, 08:50:38 AM »
I have my own website and what I am wanting to do is create a peer to peer application for AutoCAD users.  I am wanting this to be strictly for the purpose of sharing all type of support files and block libraries and such on that type of network.  I wanted to write this in Visual Basic, but I think I'm going to need help with it.  I have programming knowledge with database extrapolation, sort methods, and some intermediate stuff...but I don't have any knowledge with regards to P2P.  I am looking for a shell from Planet Source Code but haven't found one that fits.  They are either too fancy or just don't have the right "stuff" that I am looking for.  Anyone wanting to help will get their share of the "glory"  (if there is any...LOL).

Then I want to do spin off versions for other programming languages and such.  But that is in the far future.

Thanks a lot.

Rob_Kish

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P2P Idea - need guidance
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2005, 09:26:25 AM »
As I think you've found .. nothing useful (yet) at Planet. vb-helper.com link took me back to microsoft.com (with a 404 landing); search for "P2P application" got some good stuff.

cadbrowser

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Microsoft
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2005, 11:13:31 AM »
Yeah, I did a complete search in Microsoft's website and found a downloadable package specifically for P2P applications.  But it was written in (if I remember right) C++, and I don't have any experience with that.  True also at Source Forge.Net they have open code for Sharazaa, but again, it was also written in C++.  I wouldn't mind learning C++ but I need to find some free software as a compiler, or just fork out the dough for a full blown version of .NET.  Basically all I want is a shell towhere I can redesign the "graphics" part of it, so it'd match my theme.  

Rob_Kish

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P2P Idea - need guidance
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2005, 08:19:40 AM »
I feel your pain. Can't help with the free time aspect; see compilers at www.bloodshed.net and http://msdn.microsoft.com/visualc/vctoolkit2003/

Also some interesting compiler tools at www.myzips.com and www.zdnet.com

BAshworth

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P2P Idea - need guidance
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2005, 02:13:19 PM »
Additionally, Borland makes a pretty good C++ and C# compiler and programming environment.

Both free for non-commercial use.

cadbrowser

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Thanks!
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2005, 08:44:08 AM »
Thanks a lot, I'll be checking all that out.