Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Busy12, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. Busy12 macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2009
    I jest started Visual in My TAFE and wanted to install VB.Net compiler In my Mac book pro.
    Is there anybody know where i find the compiler..?and to install in my Mac.
    I search on the Google but my search was not Successful.
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  2. Cromulent macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    Visual is Windows only. There are Mac alternatives such as RealBasic but from what I have read they don't do as well as Visual on Windows.
  3. BayouBengal macrumors regular

    Oct 29, 2008
    The .Net framework does not exist on the Mac platform but I suggest taking a look at the Mono project. It runs .Net apps on multiple platforms
  4. SDDave2007 macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2007
    I beg to differ.... I have been a VB programmer for more years than I can count, and currently program in VB.NET at work. However, at home on my MAC I use RealBasic... and to be honest, while it is not "perfect"... It beats the cr*p out of VB.NET, its better designed, more [in my opinion] of a True Object Oriented language [yeah VB.NET is more OOP than VB6..]

    Not to mention that RealBasic is also Cross-Platform... write it once, compile it for MAc, Windows or Linux
  5. sbauer macrumors member

    Feb 7, 2009
    Baltimore, MD
    I couldn't disagree more.
  6. Sijmen macrumors 6502a

    Sep 7, 2005
    Quoted for truth. Mono includes a VB.NET compiler and the runtime is pretty mature now.

    But if you're going to learn something specifically .NET, skip RealBasic and dive into Cocoa.

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