Running Visual Studio 2010 on the iMac
Posted on 2014-10-25
Hi, I have an iMac running a session of Windows 7 via Parallels 10 (the latest version). This has worked perfectly for a couple of years now. I run the Windows session to allow me access to a lot of PC based software that would cost me thousands of dollars to change to the Mac versions, and I wouldn't get any extra functionality by doing that, so I run a Windows session on my Mac to solve that issue.
I have Visual Studio 2010 (Windows version) and have no problem running it under its native Windows environment. Now, I'm using a Mac based application that allows me to pick a programming IDE of my preference. I'd like to be able to select my Windows VS 2010 IDE, but I'm getting a error in Parallels 10 when I try to run it under the "Open on Mac" option. The error simply says "Microsoft Visual Studio - Unknown Error." Needless to say, the application does not open.
I'm assuming that since Parallels 10 is giving me the option to "Open on Mac" I would be able to run a session of VS 2010 from my Mac and not open it directly from the Windows 7 environment. - Maybe I'm misunderstanding what "Open on Mac" means.
Can someone share some insight regarding what I need to do in order to run my VS 2010 (Windows version) on the Mac without opening it directly from Windows environment? - Can that be done?