Creating Our First Property List (plist)

In the last chapter, we used a provided plist in order to load our cuisine list. We will do the same in this chapter, but now that you are familiar with what a plist is, we will create one from scratch together.


I use plists all the time, from creating menus to having a file that holds app settings, like colors or social media URL. I find them very useful, especially if I need to come back later and update or change things.

Let's learn how to create a plist from scratch. In order to create a plist in Xcode, do the following:

  1. Right-click on the Model folder inside of Location and select New File.
  2. Inside of the Choose a template for your new file, select iOS at the top, and then, type Property in the filter ...

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