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My team has built a WinForms application for several hundred users in a
corporate environment. We were told ahead of time that all users were
Windows users, but it turns out there are 10 Macintosh users. These
particular users are top executives, so the application needs to work on
their Macs.

What are my options?

The network administrator does not want to install Virtual PC on the Macs.

Thanks,
Jake

Jul 21 '05 #1
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Hi Jake,

You have to use Mono

http://www.mono-project.com/Main_Page
On Thu, 12 May 2005 08:55:13 +0200, Jake <pl**********@nospamplease1.com> wrote:
My team has built a WinForms application for several hundred users in a
corporate environment. We were told ahead of time that all users were
Windows users, but it turns out there are 10 Macintosh users. These
particular users are top executives, so the application needs to work on
their Macs.

What are my options?

The network administrator does not want to install Virtual PC on the Macs.

Thanks,
Jake


--
Happy coding!
Morten Wennevik [C# MVP]
Jul 21 '05 #2
> My team has built a WinForms application for several hundred users in a
corporate environment. We were told ahead of time that all users were
Windows users, but it turns out there are 10 Macintosh users. These
particular users are top executives, so the application needs to work on
their Macs.

What are my options?


Another option would be to use a terminal server with terminal services
clients on the Macs. I've never tried that.

Andrew
Jul 21 '05 #3
Terminal Server or RDP client on the mac works fine. I would suggest this
over developing anything to run natively on the mac. You basically host
the application on a server somewhere and let the mac user's RDP into the
server to use it.

jk
My team has built a WinForms application for several hundred users in
a corporate environment. We were told ahead of time that all users
were Windows users, but it turns out there are 10 Macintosh users.
These particular users are top executives, so the application needs
to work on their Macs.

What are my options?

Another option would be to use a terminal server with terminal
services clients on the Macs. I've never tried that.

Andrew

Jul 21 '05 #4

"Andrew Morton" <ak*@in-press.co.uk.invalid> wrote in message
news:eq**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
My team has built a WinForms application for several hundred users in a
corporate environment. We were told ahead of time that all users were
Windows users, but it turns out there are 10 Macintosh users. These
particular users are top executives, so the application needs to work on
their Macs.

What are my options?


Another option would be to use a terminal server with terminal services
clients on the Macs. I've never tried that.


I'd go with that, because you'll know very quickly whether it works, and if
it works, it's going to continue working -- there will be no deeply hidden
problems or inability to run advanced features later.

The bottom line? There's more than one kind of computer in the world, and
they don't all run the same software. Even top executives need to
understand that.
Jul 21 '05 #5
> The network administrator does not want to install Virtual PC on the Macs.

Is there any valid reason why the administrator does not want to install
Virtual PC?
Virtual PC would be the cheapest, fastest and reliablest way of doing this.

The alternative is creating 2 different versions of the programs, increasing
cost of development, testing and making sure that both programs work with
each other. And not to mention time of development that is 2 times or more.
Jul 21 '05 #6

Mono don't have a really cross-platform WinForms implementation.
Alternatively, you can use GTK#.
See http://www.codeproject.com/books/Cro...DotNetCh05.asp for more.

Lionel.

"Morten Wennevik" <Mo************@hotmail.com> a écrit dans le message de
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Hi Jake,

You have to use Mono

http://www.mono-project.com/Main_Page
On Thu, 12 May 2005 08:55:13 +0200, Jake <pl**********@nospamplease1.com>
wrote:
My team has built a WinForms application for several hundred users in a
corporate environment. We were told ahead of time that all users were
Windows users, but it turns out there are 10 Macintosh users. These
particular users are top executives, so the application needs to work on
their Macs.

What are my options?

The network administrator does not want to install Virtual PC on the
Macs.

Thanks,
Jake


--
Happy coding!
Morten Wennevik [C# MVP]

Jul 21 '05 #7

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