Hour 11. Finding Your Way Around the Interface Builder Editor: The Graphics Story

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

Exploring the Interface Builder editor

Using the canvas

Working with placeholders and objects

Starting to Work with the Interface Builder Editor in Xcode

As described in Hour 1, “Introducing Xcode 4,” p. 7, what is now Xcode used to be a pair of programs: Project Builder and Interface Builder. Now they are combined into a single, powerful interface.

Just as is the case when you are starting to write code, there is one way that definitely is not the way to start building an interface: Do not start from a blank canvas and build your interface from scratch. First of all, this is rarely the real-world scenario. Most of the time, ...

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