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  • Hi,

    I am an instructor for an Intro to C++ course and I am using Visual Studio as development platform. On PC, I ask my students to always create a project using the Empty Project option under Visual C++.

    However, some of my students have a Mac and they report me that they are unable to find "Empty Project" or Visual C++ in the Visual Studio Community version for Mac.

    Could you please let me know a bit more about the Mac version and if there is any tutorial I can show to my students ?

    Thanks

    Thursday, February 22, 2018 5:11 PM

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  • You should ask this in the C++ forum.

    What is the problem with the Console Application and/or Desktop Wizard templates? Is it the precompiled headers? I can explain the use of them. I think the students should be taught to use precompiled headers in Visual Studio, at least for simple projects.

    Since you are using Visual Studio you should understand and teach how to use it the way it is designed instead of automatically use a blank template for everything. You will prepare your students better for the real world. Part of your instruction can certainly include alternatives.



    Sam Hobbs
    SimpleSamples.Info

    Thursday, February 22, 2018 6:24 PM
  • Thanks,

    I did not notice the different forum topics.

    As far as why using "Empty Projects", it is a teaching decision and an entirely different discussion topic. To make it short, I do agree that students should be exposed to as much "real world" situation as possible, but students are still in a learning mode and it is more beneficial for them have as little pre-build elements as possible and program most of things from scratch.

    Thursday, February 22, 2018 11:20 PM
  • Hi GFaddoul,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum.

    The VS for Mac not support the C++ development, it defaults support development in C# and F#. please check this doc: Introducing Visual Studio for Mac and Visual Studio for Mac is a modern, sophisticated IDE with many features for creating mobile, desktop, and web applications. It supports development of the following:

    • Mobile with .NET: Android, iOS, tvOS, watchOS
    • Mac desktop apps
    • .NET Core applications
    • ASP.NET Core Web applications
    • Cross-platform Unity games

    Visual Studio cannot directly run on OS X, we need to get Windows running on the Mac Computer, then install VS on the Windows OS, there are multiple options for running Windows on a Mac and you can have a look at this blog.

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    Best regards,

    Sara


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    Friday, February 23, 2018 2:13 AM
  • Hi friend,

    Does your issue is solved or not? Since your students used the VS for Mac which is not support with the C++ development, if them want to use the Visual C++ like yours, please install the Visual Studio like I shared before.

    If it is solved, we are welcome you share the solution or mark the helpful reply, that will help other community members, then we can close this thread for you, thank you for your cooperation.

    Best regards,

    Sara


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    Tuesday, February 27, 2018 8:49 AM