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Mastering Xcode 4: Develop and Design by Joshua Nozzi

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16. Workspaces

Up to this point, the TestApp project has been just that—an Xcode project. The collection of files and folders are bound by an .xcodeproj file that contains all the project-wide settings (such as a description of your schemes and targets). Throughout the book, however, the word “workspace” has been used as a more general description of the project and the window that contains it all. A true workspace encompasses multiple projects.

What Is a Workspace?

Xcode 4 introduces the idea of a workspace as a kind of project binder—a container for multiple projects. A project groups together its related files and settings; a workspace binds multiple related projects. A workspace merely contains pointers to Xcode projects. Projects remain ...

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