By James Duncan Davidson

In accordance with the Jaguar free up of Mac OS X 10.2, this re-creation of studying Cocoa covers the most recent updates to the Cocoa frameworks, together with examples that use the tackle booklet and common entry APIs. additionally integrated with this variation is a convenient speedy reference card, charting Cocoa's beginning and AppKit frameworks, in addition to an Appendix that features a directory of assets necessary to any Cocoa developer--beginning or complex. After introducing you to undertaking Builder and Interface Builder, studying Cocoa with Objective-C brings you speedy on top of things at the ideas of object-oriented programming with Objective-C, the language of selection for construction Cocoa purposes. From there, each one bankruptcy offers a special pattern application that you should construct, with effortless to keep on with, step by step directions to coach you the basics of Cocoa programming. The innovations you'll examine in every one bankruptcy lay the basis for extra complicated suggestions and ideas awarded in later chapters.

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Project Builder's key features include the following: ● ● ● ● ● ● A project browser that manages all the resources of a project, allowing you to view, edit, and organize your source files. The ability to invoke the build system to build your projects and run the resulting program. A graphical source-level debugger that allows you to walk through the code, set breakpoints, and examine call stacks. A code editor that supports language-aware keyword highlighting, delimiter checking, and automatic indentation for many languages, including C, Objective-C, C++, Java, and AppleScript.

You can do this by using Hide Others menu. the Interface Builder These are the various parts of Interface Builder (called out in Figure 2-16): Figure 2-16. Interface Builder Nib file window This window is where the various objects that are part of your nib file are defined and manipulated. We'll explain more about the various parts of this window in Chapter 5. Control palette window This window contains all the controls that you can add to an interface. We'll explore many of these controls throughout the book.

Objective-C's syntax is uncomplicated, adding only a small number of types, preprocessor directives, and compiler directives to the C language, as well as defining a handful of conventions used to interact with the runtime system effectively. 1, the Objective-C compiler allows C++ and Objective-C code to be mixed in the same file. This is called Objective-C++ and allows you to access functionality easily in C++ libraries from Cocoa programs. This hybrid does not add C++ features to Objective-C, nor does it add ObjectiveC features to C++.

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