4. Getting Help

You can get help in Xcode 4 for the IDE as well as the Cocoa frameworks in a number of ways. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to find the answers you need.

The Help Menu

You’ll start with the most obvious place first. If you’re familiar with Mac OS X, you should be familiar with the Help menu. Starting with Mac OS X 10.5, the Help menu (Figure 4.1) features a standard Search field, which shows you not only help topics but main menu items that match your search term.

Figure 4.1 The Xcode Help menu

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Beneath the Search field are menu choices to open some of the more important help libraries with which you should familiarize yourself. ...

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