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Category: Code Snippets & Hints
A short reminder, because I ran into this today and Xcode’s very poor at providing you useful verbosity when debugging Auto-Layout stuff done in Interface Builder. Sometimes (Xcode 4.x and 5.x) you might get the following errors when building an iOS project: Going to each error does not help much. Debugging IB auto-layout errors is …
Arrays are omnipresent. As I needed a snippet to make a string into an array of values, I thought would be helpful to share this for beginners. For example, take a string variable like, Create an array variable “array1” as:- I used the for loop to know the array1 values, which is displayed in Console …
NSString initWithBytes:length:encoding instance method. A quick example. Uses a NSData object from the content of my blog’s first page and displays the string in an NSTextView outlet: The result: A variant, with a char array: The result:
Ok, this will be a short one. Probably I will create a category like “code snippets and hints” to include all these small articles. This is about zombies in your coding projects and how to chase them. Enabling a project to trace zombies is different in XCode 4 than in previous versions. There is a …
I will probably write a longer article on exception handling in XCode, for now just a quickie: how to use XCode 4 exception breakpoints, use the breakpoint customization features and get useful information for debugging. Usually when the app is crashing, a lot of cryptical mumbo-jumbo is displayed in the console. You have to dig the …
Really, how do you do this quickly ? Find here.
Part II of the mutable transformation “saga”. Find here how to quickly convert from immutable to mutable arrays.
My preferred approach to creation and maintaing global variables/ constants is by singletons and singleton instance[s]. Not only is an elegant method that adds compliance to a very important Cocoa design pattern, but also provides you a lot of flexibility.