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Hi there,

In a number of collaboration software like elluminate or webx or Lotus Notes Meeting, you can display an application that is running on your desktop and provide instruction on how to use it in real time. I assume this is a kind of live video feed from the instructors workstation. I would like to attempt a project that includes this feature. Would anyone be able to point me in the right direction as to how to get started? Perhaps there is already an API that will allow me to do this? Does it require a dedicated server to pull this off?

Thanks,

Alan
 
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I am replying becuase no one else has posted on this, to let you know my approach which may not be the one you are looking for.

In coding the GUI for the app this last few weeks, it became apparent that JLayeredPane How to Use Layered Panes (The Java� Tutorials > Creating a GUI ... could be used as an introductory help tool that is built in to the application at design time.

I have found that by using things such as elluminate you may well be taking the most user-effective approach. For me, the app already has a JMenuItem labled help, and I will code in logic that brings one of the layered panes up and already have help logic coded into that pane, making sure it does not call any app active code.

It appears to me from a 10-second review of the cited tutorial that http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/uiswing/examples/components/index.html#LayeredPaneDemo would be the place to start.
 
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