Is MAC compatible with .NET programming?

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Hey everyone,

I want to ask a question that came to mind off lately and that is does MAC PC support .NET framework? This question came to my mind because Windows PC's install .NET security and all other required software automatically in their Windows update. So does the MAC PC's or not. Please clear this doubt for me.


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Is MAC compatible with .NET programming?



.Net Framework is basically a Microsoft product, which is created to run primarily on Windows operating System only. But they have designed a cross platform supporting open source implementation software which allows portability to the developers. This platform is known as “Mono-project”. This is based on the ECMA standards for the CLR, CLL, CTS, CIL, C#, C++ which Microsoft has made available to the third parties, which makes this project efficiently to create compatible frameworks and supported languages on the various other CPUs and Operating Systems like Mac etc. Now to access .net into Mac environment you have two options:

  • Create a Windows partition on your PC. Then there will be no more issues with Mac left. You can use various tools to accomplish this job like “Boot-Camp”.
  • The second option is to create and use virtual machines. You can create this easily, using tools like “WM Ware Fusion” or “Parallels”. Once you are done, download and install the latest release of mono for Mac. Now run.pkg file and follows instruction in the installation wizard.

 Hope this information was helpful for you.

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