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Programming iOS 4 by Matt Neuburg

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Other Resources

Here is a survey of other useful resources that supplement the documentation.

Quick Help

Quick Help is a condensed rendering of the documentation on some single topic, usually a symbol name (a class or method). It appears with regard to the current selection or insertion point automatically in the Quick Help inspector (Option-Command-2) if the inspector is showing. Thus, for example, if you’re editing code and the insertion point or selection is within the term CGPointMake, documentation for CGPointMake appears in the Quick Help inspector if it is visible.

A slightly reduced version of the same Quick Help documentation can displayed as a small floating window, without the Quick Help inspector, by Option-clicking on a term in code. Alternatively, select a term and choose Help → Quick Help for Selected Item (Shift-Control-Command-?). In the Quick Help window, click the “book” icon to open the full documentation in the documentation window; click the “H” icon to open the appropriate header file.

Both the Quick Help inspector and the Quick Help window may also contain links. Some of these may be to various other documentation aids, such as sample code. The most important link will probably be the first one, the name of the symbol being documented; this links to the appropriate spot in the full documentation in the documentation window.

Warning

Xcode 4 provides no direct path from a symbol in code to its documentation in the documentation window. You must pass through Quick ...

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