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3. The Basics of Creating a Mac Program

Wallace Wang

(1)San Diego, California, USA

Whatever type of macOS program you want to create, such as a video game or a custom program for dentists or real estate agents, you’ll always go through the same basic steps. First, you’ll need to create a macOS project. This creates a bare-bones macOS program that includes a generic user interface.

Second, you’ll need to customize this generic macOS program in two ways: by adding items to the user interface and by writing Swift code to make the program actually do something.

Third, you’ll need to run and test your program. After running and testing your program, ...

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