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iPhone® Application Development For Dummies®, 4th Edition by Neal Goldstein

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Chapter 3

The Nuts and Bolts of an Xcode Project

In This Chapter

arrow Getting a handle on the Xcode project

arrow Setting Xcode preferences

arrow Building and Running an iPhone app

arrow Getting inside the Simulator

arrow Adding an application icon

As I explain in Chapter 2, to use Xcode to create an app, you need to create an Xcode project. An Xcode project includes all the files, resources, and information required to build your application. It is your partner in creating your application, and the sooner you make friends with it, the easier your life will become.

In this chapter, I show you how to create an Xcode project and then build and run your app in the Simulator.

Creating Your Project

Because developing an iPhone app requires you to work in an Xcode project, it’s time to create one. The app you’ll be building is called RoadTrip (and will also be the name of the project). The app, as I mention in the introduction, is like a travel guide on your iPhone. Here’s how it’s done:

1. Launch Xcode.

After you’ve ...

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