C# and Mac OS.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Antony52, Jul 26, 2003.

  1. Antony52 macrumors member

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    I know that Microsoft has released a compiler for Mac OS but what I want to ask is whether Apple is going to produce a Visual Studio type framework with boxes,scrollers etc. that makes use of C#.Thanks.
     
  2. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    With there being only 2 main languages used in OS X apps - Cocoa (Objective-C) and Carbon (C++), and a few oddities such as Java, I would see no point in Apple creating C# frameworks.




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  3. Antony52 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmmm,since I am just starting to learn C# and want to switch to Apple then I might reconcider.One more question: Is their a framework in which you can write only in C not obj-C just plain C that of course supports boxes,sliders and all the nice stuff.
     
  4. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Well C++ is practically the same as plain C... and C is fully supported. But, if you want the nice, true OS X touch in your apps, you're going to have to learn Objective-C. But, if you already know your way though plain-C, I wouldn't think the learning curve would be too steep...



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  5. szark macrumors 68030

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    Actually, you should be able to access most of the same functionality using Carbon, which is (I believe) a C-based framework.
     
  6. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, Carbon is C++, so C# and plain-C aren't that much different.




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  7. szark macrumors 68030

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    Heh. If I could actually think today, I might have noticed that you already mentioned it in your first post above. (And I actually read that post! :eek: )

    Time to get some sleep...zzzzzzzzz
     

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