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MadDoc
Mar 7, 2008, 05:26 AM
Is anyone else a little peeved that you can't access the UIKit through IB yet? How long do you reckon "coming soon" means to Apple?

MadDoc,



MacDonaldsd
Mar 7, 2008, 05:39 AM
Is anyone else a little peeved that you can't access the UIKit through IB yet? How long do you reckon "coming soon" means to Apple?

MadDoc,

Yep I am :mad:

I am not gonna hard code an interface when I know I can do it Interface builder sooner or later. It will look better if I do it in IB and will be less chance of any errors/bugs.

I suppose in a month or so it will be released. They demoed it so is obviously well on the way.

kainjow
Mar 7, 2008, 12:37 PM
It's not too bad. I already got a working app setup, with navigation and all. It's way less code than normal Mac Cocoa because most of the controls are standardized and so you're not specifying the exact coordinates.

If you learn to do it with code you'll learn so much more than if you just drag and drop some controls.

EnderTW
Mar 7, 2008, 12:59 PM
It's not too bad. I already got a working app setup, with navigation and all. It's way less code than normal Mac Cocoa because most of the controls are standardized and so you're not specifying the exact coordinates.

If you learn to do it with code you'll learn so much more than if you just drag and drop some controls.

Kainjow is exactly right.

All IB does for you is give you a WYSIWYG editor. It drops the code so you don't have too.

If you learn to code the navigation controls, you'll learn A LOT about the frameworks in the iPhone OS and give you a lot more control than a WYSIWYG editor.

MadDoc
Mar 7, 2008, 05:12 PM
I guess I'm just looking for ease of use. I've tried several times to learn cocoa as coming from REALbasic it has a very steep learning curve.