Is there a way to use Visual Studio to compile macOS c++ projects ?


  • There is information about cross platform mobile development using VS 2015, there is now VS for Mac.

    My question is: Is there a way to use VS to compile C++/ObjC projects for mac OS ?

    If not, is there any plans to do so ?

    Thank you

    Thursday, November 17, 2016 8:25 PM

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  • Hi pixel,

    According to information from Visual Studio for Mac Preview download site, it could "Build apps for the cloud, iOS, Android, macOS, and wearables".

    And it also mentioned that it supports "Native apps for iOS, watchOS, tvOS and macOS" in following link.

    If you want to use current version of Visual Studio 2015, you need to choose Platform Toolset as XCode as below screenshot shows in C++ Project Properties page. It will allow you compile your C++ project for macOS.

    But if you want to debug this app, you need to deploy it to an iOS device through Visual Studio.

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    Monday, November 21, 2016 5:51 AM