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Xcode® 4 by Richard Wentk

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Appendix A: Using Xcode's Tools and Utilities

In This Appendix

Understanding tools and utilities Introducing Dashcode Getting started with Quartz Composer Introducing the other tools Working with the utilities

Xcode 4 is bundled with an exceptional collection of tools and utilities. These extras are easy to miss. They're not built into the main Xcode application, and many are sparsely documented. This is unfortunate, because the tools offer developers significant extra creative possibilities, finer control over app development and packaging, and advanced testing and customization features.

A full user guide for every tool would double the size of this book, so this appendix summarizes the key features of each tool. Interested readers can find more detailed information in Apple's official documentation and in online discussions.

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The online URL for the tools and utilities is currently http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#documentation/MacOSX/Conceptual/OSX_Technology_Overview/Tools/Tools.html.

Finding the Tools and Utilities

Figure A.1 shows how the tools and utilities appear in /Developer/Applications. Some of the tools—Dashcode, Quartz Composer, and Instruments—are placed at the same level as Xcode in the /Applications folder to draw attention to them. The remaining tools are grouped into folders.

Figure A.1

Finding Xcode's external tools and utilities

Understanding ...

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