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Hello, all

I have Microsoft Remote Desktop Client for Mac (next MS RDC). Need rewrite and extended this program.

I am analyzed application. In Mac this application its file "Remote Desktop Connection.app". I think its special file format similar to jar file in Java.

So "Remote Desktop Connection.app" has structure:
-Resources
-Frameworks
- bla-bla-bla
....
- bla-bla-bla

Folder "Frameworks" consists:
-RDP.framework
-Netlib.framework

I want used RDP.framework & Netlib.framework in my project. But i has some problems:
- API of RDP.framework & Netlib.framework closed. (in this libraries i can not found *.h files)

- how correct extract this libraries with (*.app) file format to own project.

- how open API of this libraries and used in project.


What do you think about reverse-engineering libraries with app file formant and use in extern project. Its possible ?. How its do?. Which tools used for this.?

Sorry for my english.

Thanks,

Anatoliy
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Anatoliy,

I believe reverse engineering is prohibited by all software agreements. You better check before you try that.

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Those are likely Microsoft proprietary frameworks and unless they have some reason to supply those files, you are out of luck. Software developers don't normally supply such information. You will have to truly reverse engineer them from scratch.

Search the net for reverse engineering OS X applications. I've seen a bit of this discussed before but don't recall where.

I don't know much about that product. If it is a re-implementation of VNC than maybe you should be looking at open source VNC code.

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Visit this site to learn about the internal structure of Mac OS X frameworks:

http://developer.apple.com/documenta...rameworks.html
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Anatoliy,

I believe reverse engineering is prohibited by all software agreements. You better check before you try that.

Noel
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