I'm considering installing Parallels to use Visual Studio for my personal use. Can I use the standard $80 version of Parallels? Or do I really need to commit to $100 a year for the Pro version?

  • did you use the pro version or the standard one? Apr 2, 2019 at 14:24
  • I didn't follow through with either unfortunately. I've been using VS for Mac and VS Code instead
    – Josh Russo
    Apr 2, 2019 at 15:07

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In general, the pro version offers support for larger memory and more cpu cores. The said VS plugin offers cross-platform debugging and testing, as well as many other automation and command-line support for it.

This doesn't, however restrict that you're able to install VS on the virtual machine.

Therefore it would be possible for your use case.

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