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Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X, Third Edition by Aaron Hillegass

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Chapter 20. Drawing Text with Attributes

The next step is to get the string to appear in our view. At the end of the chapter, your application will look like Figure 20.1. The character being displayed will change as you type.

Completed Application

Figure 20.1. Completed Application

NSFont

Overall, the class NSFont has basically only two types of methods:

  1. Class methods for getting the font you want

  2. Methods for getting metrics on the font, such as letter height

The following are commonly used methods in NSFont.

+ (NSFont *)fontWithName:(NSString *)fontName size:(float)fontSize

This method returns a font object. fontName is a family-face name, such as HelveticaBoldOblique or Times-Roman. ...

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