Mac Visual Basic for Mac


macrumors newbie
Original poster
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


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.



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.


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.