programming. (visual studio 2005)

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by jstrum, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I need some help. A friend of mine is compiling a program on his PC is it possible to compile to mac format from visual studio 2005?
     
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    Cromulent

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    No. You would need to use Xcode assuming it is written in standard C or C++ and only makes calls to the standard library.

    If it is any other language or makes calls to the Windows API it won't work at all.
     
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    bbarnhart

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    To make it cross platform, you could use a web interface or perhaps Real Basic. I know it may not be practical.
     
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    elppa

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    Visual Studio is designed to tie application development to the Windows platform. It is not in Microsoft's interests to make it a cross platform development tool. Just as Xcode will never allow you to write Windows apps.
     
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    Eraserhead

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    Or better Java.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    Mac OSX from Visual studio 2005

    Check out this website.
    http://mac.sillydog.org/dev/visual_studio.php

    This will allow you to create projects for MacOSX
     
  7. macrumors 68000

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    Ha! I was just about to mention wxWidgets. It's what we use to write programs for multiple platforms.
     

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