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Visual Studio on OS X?

    Question

  • Hi!
    I use VS to create websites and I'm going to buy one of Apple laptops.

    I wanna ask, can I download and use Microsoft Visual Studio on Macintosh?

    Thanks for answers!

    (sorry if i'm doubling question :( can't find similiar  )

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 10:30 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    The full Visual Studio Editions (Express, Community, Professional or Enterprise) only run on Windows. If you use a Mac, you could use these Editions inside a Windows VM (e.g. using Virtualbox which is free or the tools from Parallels or Vmware which cost some money).

    The Visua Studio Code, which is just a code editor and cannot be compared with the full Visual Studio, can be used directly on a Mac without any VM.

    With kind regards,

    Konrad

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 11:03 AM
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  • Hi,

    The full Visual Studio Editions (Express, Community, Professional or Enterprise) only run on Windows. If you use a Mac, you could use these Editions inside a Windows VM (e.g. using Virtualbox which is free or the tools from Parallels or Vmware which cost some money).

    The Visua Studio Code, which is just a code editor and cannot be compared with the full Visual Studio, can be used directly on a Mac without any VM.

    With kind regards,

    Konrad

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016 11:03 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi xkaro,

    Thank you for your post.

    As konrad said, Mac OS couldn't support VS, you may use BootCamp Parallels or VM on OSX to run VS 2015.

    Best Regards,



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