Chapter 3. Getting Help

You can get help in Xcode 4 for the Integrated Development Environment (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. If you’re familiar with OS X, you should be familiar with the Help menu. The Help menu (Figure 3.1) features a standard Search field, which shows you not only help topics but main menu items that match your search term.

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FIGURE 3.1 The Xcode Help menu

Beneath the Search field are menu choices that open the help libraries you should familiarize yourself with. A link to Xcode’s ...

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