By Rob Warner, Michael Privat

With the Mac App shop release in early 2011, a brand new age in Mac improvement started. search for a number of the cool apps for iPhone and iPad coming to an iMac or MacBook Pro near you! starting OS X Lion Apps improvement explains easy methods to advance OS X Lion-based apps and submit them within the Mac App shop. It starts with the fundamentals of Objective-C and Cocoa, after which strikes via all of the themes essential to construct and submit your first profitable Mac apps!   start with Objective-C and Xcode construct your first whole apps that combine good with Mac OS X post your apps at the Mac App shop in case you are new to Mac or new to iPhone or iPad apps improvement, and searching to boost apps for the Macbook seasoned or Mac desktop, this e-book is for you! What you’ll study tips to use Apple’s improvement instruments how you can construct consumer interfaces and create person stories (UX) easy methods to reply to person enter how one can combine your apps into the Mac surroundings the right way to shop and retrieve info how you can submit your apps to the recent Mac App shop Who this e-book is for This ebook is for these new to Mac or for iPhone or iPad apps builders who wish to develop apps for the MacBook professional or Mac computer. desk of Contents construction a Graphiing Calculator Laying Out the person Interface dealing with consumer enter Pimp My UI Storing and Retrieving information utilizing middle information  Integrating Graphique into the Mac OS X machine  developing aid Printing

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Also, click all three buttons above View in the toolbar across the top of the Xcode window. Refer to Figure 1舑21 to understand the components of the Xcode window. Figure 1舑21. The components of the Xcode window The busyness of the Xcode window can overwhelm developers, so we don9t cover every aspect of every button, ribbon, or setting. Understanding the major areas of the Xcode window, however, can orient you sufficiently to give you an exploration context. Don9t be afraid to click around and try things in Xcode to reveal more functionality than you realized was there.

Another important detail is the existence of a menu in the system-wide menu bar. The menu has several default items; most of them are disabled, but some of them are active. If you select Graphique About Graphique, you see the about box with some text in it. Also worth mentioning is that the Graphique Quit Graphique menu item is working, including its keyboard shortcut (Q). It9s time to quit drooling and to get to work. Use that Graphique Quit Graphique option and return to Xcode. Understanding the Major Components Now that you9ve had a chance to run the application and see what you got from the Xcode application template, it9s time to raise the hood and put our hands in the grease.

In the next chapter, we explain how to use Interface Builder. xib. Make sure you select the Utilities button at the top-right corner of the Xcode IDE to see the right sidebar (in other words, the Utilities panel). Figure 1舑32. xib file in Interface Builder Interface Builder offers two types of entities: Placeholders represent objects that exist within the runtime environment. Objects represent objects that will be created when the XIB file is run. If you select the File9s Owner placeholder and select the Identity inspector tab in the Utilities panel, you will notice that the Interface Builder file is owned by an object of type NSApplication, which, as you may expect, is the root class for all applications.

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