Visual Basic for Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by worldtraveller, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. worldtraveller macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2010
    Good evening. I am going to be taking some courses in Visual Basic.

    I presently use a new IMAC computer and no intention of ever going back to PC.

    However in course I need to download and learn Visual Basic which is only windows/microsoft based

    Does anyone know of a program that is similar to the windows VB that I can use?

    Otherwise how would I make the Windows VB work on my MAC, i really do not want to download Windows XP or anyone to work on my MAC, hence reason for switching to leopard and mac.

    all suggestions and help is welcome, look forward to your responses.

    email me as well please and thank you
  2. lee1210 macrumors 68040


    Jan 10, 2005
    Dallas, TX
    Unfortunately your goals are at odds with one another. There are other BASIC flavors for OS X, such as RealBASIC, but this will not be compatible with Microsoft VB. I don't know if Visual Studio works at all in WINE, but you really have to just bite the bullet and use Visual Studio in Windows. You can run windows emulated under OS X, remote desktop to another machine, etc. but to get the environment you need, windows will be required.

  3. MorphingDragon macrumors 603


    Mar 27, 2009
    The World Inbetween
    I can confirm that Visual Studio 6/2008/2010 does not work in WINE.

    You either need to get a copy of windows or learn a language other than visual basic.
  4. Cromulent macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    Mono includes Visual Basic. The IDE MonoDevelop lets you create projects in Visual Basic in much the same way as you would in Visual Studio.

    Still, I'd agree with the others and learn a different language.
  5. VPrime macrumors 68000


    Dec 19, 2008
    London Ontario
    Plus, if you are taking a class it is best to use what they are using. This way you won't fall behind while trying to trench your self a comepletly different software, and also if you need help there wille someone to assist you.
  6. jjardim macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2008
    Learn Obj-C

    Take the time to learn obj-c. It's worth the investment. Honestly nothing great will come from learning vb on a Mac.


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