Download Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X for Dummies by Erick Tejkowski PDF

By Erick Tejkowski

Cocoa programming is not just the well-liked improvement atmosphere for Mac OS X, it’s additionally a major device for developing iPhone and iPod contact software program. That makes this a good time to profit Cocoa, and Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X For Dummies is the appropriate position to start!

This booklet delivers an exceptional origin in Cocoa and the weird syntax of Objective-C. You’ll research what’s new in Cocoa frameworks and create an software step-by-step. for instance, you can:

• See how Xcode underlies your functions because the major element of Apple’s IDE
• study the fundamentals of the Objective-C language, the weather of a Cocoa interface, and object-oriented programming
• Use Xcode and Interface Builder
• Spruce up your apps with audio, video, net positive factors, stylized textual content, and more
• Create purposes with the lovely pix for which Macs are famous
• See find out how to construct apps with a number of records or even executables that aren’t conventional Mac apps
• Use the entire intriguing new Cocoa features
• paintings with Cocoa numbers, arrays, Booleans, and dates
• construct document-based applications
• Simplify with key-value coding

The larger you realize Cocoa programming, the higher the functions you could create for Mac OS X, iPhone, and iPod contact. Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X For Dummies makes it effortless and fun!

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6. Build an application. You’ve created an interface, added the code, and tested your project. Now it’s time to build an application. With one click, you can build an application that you can run on almost any Mac OS X computer. 5), you may not be able to run your application on later versions of Mac OS X. Because Apple is always improving the operating system, a time may come when frameworks from a newer version of the operating system are incompatible with an older version of the operating system.

Figure 2-11 shows the completed interface with the new text field controls. In this chapter and Chapter 3, you worry only about addition. In Chapter 4, you add subtraction, multiplication, and division to the project. Figure 2-10: Deselect the Editable property of a text field so your users can’t change its contents. 27 28 Part I: Developer Tools Figure 2-11: The completed interface. Table 2-1 lists the controls that make up your interface. Before you go on, now is a good time to double-check that everything is arranged like you want it.

To create Cocoa applications, you need to know Objective-C, Python, Ruby, Java, or AppleScript. This book uses Objective-C because it’s the “native language” of Cocoa. Objective-C is a superset of the traditional C programming language. If you have experience with C, you’re well on your way to understanding Objective-C. All the C functions you know and love are available to you in Cocoa. Objective-C, however, goes one step further and enhances C by adding objectoriented features to the language.

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