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

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Exploring Your Project

Not to sound like a broken record, but to develop an iPad app, you have to work within the context of an Xcode project, very much like the one shown in Figure 3-3. This is, in effect, Command Central for developing your iPad app; it displays and organizes your projects, source files, and the other resources needed to build your apps.

The project

xcodenavigation.eps If the project isn’t open, go ahead and open it in Xcode by tracking down the project file — on the Desktop, in a folder, wherever — and double-clicking it. As I explain in Chapter 2, when your project is launched in Xcode, the Navigator area appears on the left side of the Workspace window. When using the Master-Detail Application template — you did select the Master-Detail Application template when you created your project, right? — the following options are selected for you by default:

check.png The Utility and Debug areas are hidden.

check.png The Navigator area is shown, with the Project navigator selected by default in the Navigator selector.

check.png The project (RoadTrip, in this case) is selected in the Project navigator.

And as a result, ...

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