XCode vs Visual Studio

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  1. mohitd2000

    mohitd2000 Member

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    I run on Windows Vista and I really want to make iPhone applications. XCode is obviosly on Mac OS X. I have heard that you can develop iPhone application in Visual Studio. Can someone verify and post a tutorial please.
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    visual studio is C++ which is a different coding altogether
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    Visual studio is for C++, C and C# coding for microsoft platforms, including windows and others, such as silverlight. To code for iPhone, you need to Cocoa frameworks and API's that come with the iPhone SDK for Xcode.

    It's like comparing the taste of happiness and oranges, it doesn't work.
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    mohitd2000 Member

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    Is there another program like XCode that runs on windows vista?
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    I don't believe so. (Someone correct me if I'm wrong.)
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    I used to code my old apps up on Visual C++ because it was easier to format the code so I could read it. Naturally, there was no syntax highlighting, and attempting to compile with VC++ would be a horrible failure.

    I would simply take the files (.h/m) and compile them with gcc.

    Until Microsoft comes out with an Objective-C compiler (they won't), then gcc is your only non Mac option.
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    dev studio bla, bla...

    My experience w/ iphone dev so far is as follow.
    Its easiest if you do it all on an Apple PC(x86) at least gui stuff.
    If you are doing non GUI you could do everything on the PC/Windows and
    copy it over.
    The biggest drawback and pain in the ___ is that apple really wants you to
    buy their stuff, H/W and iphone licenses.
    If you have an apple you can VNC into it and do all your work their. It would
    be a lot of work to modify Dev Studio w/ plugins just to compile xCode.
    I have not done any in the cygwin environment since I have access to an Apple.
    I like the Dev Studio env, and miss it when I’m in the Apple world, Plus I'm
    Lazy and not that interested in learning new envs.

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