Visual Studio for Mac Os x
Dear Madam and sir;
We need Full Version of Visual Studio for Mac Os x.
And language of programming such as:
Come on MS cant believe this hasn't been done yet!
Joe Crescenzi commented
Now that .Net is coming to the Mac, VS would make true cross platform development a reality.
Please do this, it would be even nicer that apple has been making worse and worse xcode versions during the last few years!
Alex Louradour (Saesee) commented
Please move our best IDE to Mac OS X :) !
Reece Wilson commented
With the announcement of .NET on Mac and Linux, this would be the next logical step. Go where the developers are.
Not gonna happen
Fidel Kastrol commented
visual studio is simple the best !!!
i prefer visual studio over the rest on my mac,linux and windows .
Please microsoft move your vs also for others platform ,because Visual Studio is great
That is right. Microsoft should also provide services for Mac Users.
I'd like to develop Windows Phone apps on Mac.
Steve Wood commented
I use a mac for mobile development with Xamarin Studio. Whilst it does lack many of the lazy developer features found in VS it still does the job exceptionally well. Yes, it does take some getting used to but I haven't had any major issues at all and it beats writing Java in Emacs on Linux.
I still use VS2013 inside a windows VirtualBox VM for those times on client sites where I positively, absolutely need it for corporate web/application development.
VS is too tightly integrated into the windows framework to extract and implement on the mac (bsd) platform and as Microsoft's primary goal is making money they aren't going to use resources on redeveloping such a huge application for a limited market. If the market analysts over at MS thought there was a market to exploit then we'd have seen an OSX version by now. MS seem content in passively supporting Xamarin.
Never gona happen.
yes please! i'll have one of those too.
Pham Nhu Thai commented
OK ! Great idea ! I love to code windows application on MacOSX :)
OK, here's my situation. Like any successful mobile developer, I have a Mac. If I want to write apps for the most important (profitable) platforms (IOS and Android) I need a Mac - so I have one.
I live in OSX for all my IOS and Android development. All my tools and associated apps are all setup nicely in OSX, and development is a breeze.
I would like to write more Windows mobile apps (I have done a couple). However, in order to do this I need to run Visual Studio in a VM and use Parallels Coherence to try and make it any sort of nice combined development environment. To be honest - it isnt a great experience - fraught with complications and difficulties. So the question is - is it worth it ?
There's another aspect to this. In my day job, I am a Windows WPF/XAML developer, and have been for some time. I know C# very well, so my Mac IDE for IOS/Android/Mac development is Xamarin.
I'd love to include Windows Mobile in the list of platforms I can target when I fire up Xamarin Studio in OSX. Unfortunately I have to (again) use visual studio in a VM to do this) and upgrade my Xamarin in a way that is cost prohibitive) - not great.
I assume that Xamarin don't include Windows mobile in their OSX Studio product because there are no emulators that run on OSX for these mobile platforms ?
The solution to all of this cranky madness, is to build a lightweight (mobile only) version of Visual Studio for OSX that includes the necessary emulators.
With this there is not need to spin up temperamental virtual machines that grind everything to a halt and thrash the battery.
It kinda makes sense that Windows Mobile is only at 4% market share. If you are an IOS/Android developer the pain of using Visual Studio outweighs the tiny rewards available by writing for Windows mobile.
I think a Mac IDE will revolutionize Microsoft's ability to attract the experienced and profitable segment of the mobile developer community)
+1 to Dean Chalks point of view.
Marc S commented
While I would love to see it, I don't think it will happen.
If you want to go truly cross platform, consider moving to JAVA.
Code in the cloud for mobile app development ??? seriously ???? I really don't think I've heard of anything so utterly ridiculous. Obstacles for getting this done - some - sure, but what are the benefits ? All those Mac based app developers have a massively reduced friction in terms of developing for the windows mobile platforms.
John Bailey commented
I'm sorry, but this is a ridiculous request for which there is really no need. Setting aside the obvious obstacles to implementing this (which any developers that work in .Net should really be aware of), but what motivation would Microsoft have to do this?
Visual Studio "Monaco" will be the way this gets implemented. Building the code in the cloud is the obvious way to go cross platform and allows them to deliver a single feature set that is usable across the Mac, Windows and Linux platforms.
Another issue with not having a Mac IDE - The only C# cross platform Mac IDE is Xamarin - wihch is fabulous for creating IOS and Android apps on a Mac with Microsofts C#. Do they have windows phone / RT support in this neat little Mac IDE ? - No. Why ? because they have a Visual Studio plugin (which costs a ridiculous amount of money to use), that needs to run in Parallels VM on a Mac. Persuade Xamarin to put Windows Phone /RT support in their own Mac IDE, and problem solved (assuming they are willing to forgo their insane prices for visual studio integration)