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iPad Application Development For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Neal Goldstein

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Finding and Searching in Your Project

You’ll find that, as your classes get bigger, sometimes you’ll want to find a symbol or some other text in your project. Xcode provides a number of ways to do that.

Using the Find command to locate an item in a file

Need to track down a single symbol or all occurrences of a symbol in a file or class? You can easily locate what you’re looking for by choosing Edit⇒Find⇒Find or pressing maccmd+F, which opens a Find toolbar above the Editor pane to help you search the file in the editor.

For example, as shown in Figure 7-13, I entered viewDidLoad in the Find toolbar. Xcode found both instances of viewDidLoad in the Source editor and highlighted them. (Admittedly, the first highlight is a tad darker.)

Figure 7-13: You can use Find to locate something in a file.

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9781118231333-ma025.tif You can jump from one instance to the next by pressing maccmd+G. Or you can use the Previous and Next buttons (left and right arrows) on the Find bar.

Click the Find pop-up menu in Find toolbar and choose Replace to do a file-level replace.

Click the magnifying glass in the Search field in the Find toolbar ...

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