Visual Studio For Mac - by Fisches

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		Due to several factors the product team decided to focus its efforts on other items.<br /><br />
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ID 350012 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Suggestion Repros 0
Opened 6/9/2008 5:48:13 AM
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Microsoft should make Visual Studio For Mac, and If it doesen't feel like making everything, They should just make Visual Web Developer Express Edition for Mac, and C# and/or VB and/or MacScript Express Edition
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Posted by Microsoft on 10/28/2008 at 5:21 PM
Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately we have no plans to release a development tool for Mac OSX but you may be able to run Visual Studio 2008 under a virtual computing environment such as Parallels or VMWare. In both these cases though you will be developing Windows or Web based applications rather than a Mac OSX based application.

We are also working with 3rd parties to extend access to Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server to non-Microsoft development tools. This would enable you to use TFS to perform Application Lifecycle Management across both Visual Studio and non-VS tooling. Please check http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio for more information.

If you have further questions please feel free to contact me directly.

Tony Goodhew
Product Planner - Visual Studio
Microsoft Corp.
tgoodhew@microsoft.com
Posted by David A Nelson on 6/11/2008 at 9:12 AM
Since Visual Studio requires the .NET framework, and there is no supported .NET implementation for Mac, how would Visual Studio work? Unless you are only taking about developing for Silverlight.