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Is there a way to install visual studio,
on mac operating system without virtual machine?
Posted 9-Dec-12 8:15am
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Solution 1

As far as I know you can't install Visual Studio on a Mac or run the .Net framework directly in it.
 
However, you can use Mono[^] to develop programs which would utilize .Net framework capabilities (as long as they are implemented in Mono).
 
For the editor, you can use MonoDevelop[^].
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Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov at 9-Dec-12 21:24pm
   
Correct, a 5.
Besides, one can develop .NET applications using Visual Studio; if written accurately and in compatible manner, they will execute under Mono without re-compilation.
--SA
Mika Wendelius at 12-Dec-12 0:23am
   
Thanks, good point.
Espen Harlinn at 11-Dec-12 17:47pm
   
5'ed!
Mika Wendelius at 12-Dec-12 0:24am
   
Thank you :)
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Solution 2

You can buy and install Windows in a Boot Camp partition and install Visual Studio on that partition.
 
Visual Studio will not tun directly on Mac OS.
 
It also does works in a virtual machine. You will loose a bit of performance when building your application. When running Visual Studio in a virtual machine, you have to give a lot of memory to the guest OS as otherwise build time will be much slower than when running directly on the hardware.
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Espen Harlinn at 11-Dec-12 17:47pm
   
5'ed!

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