Solved

How to run an application developed in .NET in MAC OS

Posted on 2014-11-14
4
222 Views
Last Modified: 2016-02-19
Hello,

We have developed a small application on .NET Framework. How can I make it run in apple OS?

Any help will be greatly appreciated!
0
Comment
Question by:LuiLui77
4 Comments
 
LVL 75

Accepted Solution

by:
käµfm³d   👽 earned 250 total points
ID: 40442684
AFAIK, you will need to look into Mono:  www.mono-project.com

It's been a while since I've used it, but IKVM could be useful as well (though I think it's geared more towards running Java in .NET): http://www.ikvm.net/
0
 
LVL 62

Assisted Solution

by:Fernando Soto
Fernando Soto earned 250 total points
ID: 40442702
Well seeming that it was written for the PC and Microsoft operating system you will need to have a Virtual Machine and load the Microsoft OS on it with the .Net Framework also installed. A Virtual Machine such as Parallels Desktop. There are one or two others that VM software but I have no experience with them.

You can not install into Mac OS as the executables are different and do not have .Net Framework on them.

There is one more option and that is to use something like this product, Mono Cross platform, open source .NET framework, But you will need to rewrite the Windows application as not all .Net Framework functionality are implemented totally in Mono. Mono run natively on the Mac OS.
0
 
LVL 78

Expert Comment

by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
ID: 40442766
you can't without writing a mac aplicaiton.  Totally different operating systems (mac's use a form of unix)
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:LuiLui77
ID: 40483125
I am looking into Mono. I have not being successful yet but apparently is the only way that I can make my code to work on Linux.

Thank you!
0

Featured Post

3 Use Cases for Connected Systems

Our Dev teams are like yours. They’re continually cranking out code for new features/bugs fixes, testing, deploying, testing some more, responding to production monitoring events and more. It’s complex. So, we thought you’d like to see what’s working for us.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Whether you've completed a degree in computer sciences or you're a self-taught programmer, writing your first lines of code in the real world is always a challenge. Here are some of the most common pitfalls for new programmers.
In this article we discuss how to recover the missing Outlook 2011 for Mac data like Emails and Contacts manually.
In this fourth video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFinfo utility, which retrieves the contents of a PDF's Info Dictionary, as well as some other information, including the page count. We show how to isolate the page count in a…
In this seventh video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFfonts utility, which lists all the fonts used in a PDF file. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable for use in programs, scripts, batch files — any pl…

930 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

9 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now