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grosslyclever
Jul 6, 2009, 01:13 PM
Is there a version of Microsoft Visual Studio for mac?



Eidorian
Jul 6, 2009, 01:17 PM
You're going to need Windows for that.

grosslyclever
Jul 6, 2009, 01:29 PM
Is there Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition for mac?

Thanks
- GC

ritsard
Jul 6, 2009, 01:31 PM
I don't think so.....you can use Xcode or a lot of open source editors and compilers. Ofcourse, there is always the command line.

mkrishnan
Jul 6, 2009, 01:36 PM
If you want to actually program Windows software, to be run solely on using Windows APIs in Visual Studio, I don't think gcc or XCode is really going to cut it. Generally, if you wanted to do that and you wanted to develop on Apple hardware, your major options are to run Windows in either virtualization (Parallels / VMWare, etc) or directly (Bootcamp).

Also, one thread per topic, please. If you're not sure where it should go, put it in what you think is the most appropriate forum (no cross-posting) and we will move it if necessary.

Cromulent
Jul 6, 2009, 01:49 PM
Is there Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition for mac?

Thanks
- GC

No. The Mac equivalent is Xcode.

fishkorp
Jul 6, 2009, 03:02 PM
If you want to do basic .NET stuff you can install Mono. It's an open source .NET framework and IDE for Linux and OS X. I use Mono to write .NET code that runs on my server. I can even reference Windows DLLs and the code compiles and runs.

gnasher729
Jul 6, 2009, 03:32 PM
Is there Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition for mac?

Answer: No. Question: What is your real question? Take it as practicing being a software developer. The most important question is always: What is the real question?

lee1210
Jul 6, 2009, 04:33 PM
Answer: No. Question: What is your real question? Take it as practicing being a software developer. The most important question is always: What is the real question?

or similarly:
What is the problem you're trying to solve?
Often when i get questions they're in the form of "How do i do X, it's not working/it's too slow/etc.?" and I have to ask "What problem are you trying to solve?" or "Why are you trying to do that?". It's often doing someone a disservice if i tell them how to do what they wanted to do, because it's the wrong approach in the first place.

So, to the OP:
Do you want to learn to program in general, and you never have before?
Do you want to learn to program for the Mac, and you've only programmed Visual C++ on Windows?
Do you want to program C++ on the Mac but you've only programmed in other languages?

Help us narrow down your needs and we can better help. Otherwise, the only answer we can give is "No".

-Lee

bkap16
Jul 6, 2009, 05:21 PM
Is there a version of Microsoft Visual Studio for mac?

No. Visual Studio is Microsoft's integrated development environment for Windows programming. Apple has their own XCode environment, which uses the open source Gnu Compiler Collection for C/C++/Objective-C development. Once you download XCode, you can also use other IDEs such as the cross platform Eclipse (eclipse.org, my personal preference) and Sun Microsystem's Netbeans (netbeans.org). Or, you can do it the old fashion way and fire up vim or emacs in a terminal.