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Getting Started on a Mac

Posted 04 May 2010 - 03:34 PM

Hi, im new to this forum and to VB.NET, however over the next year I think I won't be getting a placement so I want to get as much programming experience as possible.
I would basically like to learn VB.NET. Does anyone know a good site to explain its concepts and a compiler for it, which is compatible with a MAC.

Im sorry if you think this is a waste of space for asking but I'd rather download something recommended by people who frequently use VB.NET.

Cheers guys

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Re: Getting Started on a Mac

Posted 04 May 2010 - 03:37 PM

To the best of my knowledge, the only options you have are to use Mono or some sort of virtual environment (possibly). .Net is a Microsoft product and is not cross-platform, runs on Windows only
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Re: Getting Started on a Mac

Posted 04 May 2010 - 03:42 PM

Yes, look into the Mono project. Download here.

Oops...thought I was in C#, not VB. Mono supports C# only to the best of my knowledge.
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Re: Getting Started on a Mac

Posted 05 May 2010 - 06:56 AM

sorry to say this but... VB.NET uses the .NET framework, and that is not supported on mac.

lucky, other people have had the same problem (I'm one of them) and some genius came up with a solution. Make their own language very similar to VB.NET that will run on both windows and mac software. one of them is REALstudio.
Link Here
It is pretty similar to VB.NET syntax, and has a drag'n'drop designer for windows and stuff like VB Express, bbut the Interface is kinda confusing at first. I hope you can use this, if it's helpfull, click the plus button :D

whoops almost posted this as a guest, forgot I wasn't signed in >.>
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Re: Getting Started on a Mac

Posted 05 May 2010 - 12:36 PM

Cheers guys for the replies. I ll check out the REAL software to see if i can start with the VB.NET.
I have a windows laptop so if it gets to annoying on the MAC i ll go with that
Thanks again :P
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