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Step into Xcode Mac OS X Development by Fritz Anderson

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Glossary

absolute reference.

The entire path name of a file. Files are added to Xcode projects by reference.

action.

Along with target, one of the two external properties of controls, settable in Interface Builder. A control will store as its action the selector of a method it will send to a particular target—or to the responder chain—when the control is activated.

active target.

The target in a project to which all project-level commands, such as Build, Build and Debug,or Set Active Build Configuration, are applied. When using the detail view to check and uncheck files as members of a target, make sure that the target you mean to be editing is the active target.

agent application.

A Mac OS X application that may present a user interface if necessary ...

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