Interface Builder is a powerful tool that's essential for designing user interfaces on Mac OS X. It allows you to design, build, and test user interfaces using simple editing concepts, such as drag and drop. Interface Builder also lets you fine-tune your interfaces using its Inspector.
In this chapter, you learned how to
Build menus and controls by dragging them from Interface Builder's Palettes window into your interface
Make windows and their contents resizable
Use Interface Builder's Inspector to configure individual interface elements
Test your interface directly in Interface Builder
In the next chapter, you learn about the structure of a Mac OS X application. Before proceeding, however, try the exercises that follow to test your understanding of the material covered in this chapter. You can find the solutions to these exercises in the Appendix A.