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By Tim Isted

Beginning Mac Programming takes you thru concrete, operating examples, providing you with the center innovations and rules of improvement in context so that you should be able to construct the functions you've been imagining. It introduces you to Objective-C and the Cocoa framework in transparent, easy-to-understand classes, and demonstrates how one can use them jointly to write down for the Mac, in addition to the iPhone and iPod.

You'll discover the most important developer instruments like Xcode and Interface Builder, and research the foundations of object-oriented programming, and the way reminiscence, info, and garage paintings that will help you construct your software.

If you've ever desired to strengthen software program for the Mac, this booklet is for you.

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1: The New File window in Xcode Objective-C File Types for a Class It is perfectly possible to define a class using just a single file,1 but it generally makes more sense to split the class into two separate files. Remember the class descriptions we used earlier in the chapter? These are used to determine the attributes belonging to a class and to specify which messages the class can respond to. h extension, known as a header file. m extension, contains the lines of code, or methods, that are called when messages are sent to a class.

Open this file once more, and scroll down the contents until you find the relevant lines inside the NSObject Base Object interface that define the messages. m file. Paste the line in between the @implementation and @end keywords. Don’t worry for now about the “- (id)” bit before init—we’ll be talking more about what this means in the next chapter. Do, however, notice that there is a semicolon (;) at the end of this line. The Objective-C programming language has punctuation just like natural languages do.

The last thing left to include from our class description is the list of messages the class can receive. These go between the closing curly brace and the final @end keyword. Looking back at our class description, we see that we will be writing code to respond to the init message. From this, we might assume that we need to list this now. In fact, we originally decided to write code for this message because it is called automatically when an instance of NSObject is created. The interface file for the NSObject class already lists this message, so we don’t really need to do it again here.

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