How do you support landscape mode?

Discussion in 'iPhone/iPad Programming' started by JamesFoote, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular


    I'm almost done my first app, but I want to be able to know how to support landscape mode.

    (The app displays an RSS feed)
  2. Moderator emeritus


    You need to implement shouldAutorotateToInterfaceOrientation:
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Im a total noob to this stuff, where would you add that
  4. macrumors member



    yeah I second that. All I need to know now is where to add it.
  5. macrumors regular



    and I guess I third it.

    Thanks everyone youre all a huge help! :D
  6. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Have you tried using the documentation. It's not there for you to ignore whilst you post questions on here.

    I put "shouldAutorotateToInterfaceOrientation" into the search box and the top page returned was titled "Autorotating views". Have you tried, you know, reading it?
  7. macrumors regular


    I read the entire guide. It makes next to no sense. I understand that I have to add the code:

    @property(nonatomic, readonly) UIInterfaceOrientation interfaceOrientation

    BUT - I have no idea where I put it in. It says that it needs to be declared in a place that I can't even find!
  8. macrumors newbie

    The method is in your main ViewController. The code for the method is actually already generated for you when you generate a new project with view.


    - (BOOL)shouldAutorotateToInterfaceOrientation: (UIInterfaceOrientation)interfaceOrientation
    return (interfaceOrientation == UIInterfaceOrientationPortrait);


    - (BOOL)shouldAutorotateToInterfaceOrientation: (UIInterfaceOrientation)interfaceOrientation
    return YES;

    For more info:
  9. macrumors 603


    You should probably take the time to learn the language then, rather than just trying to copy and paste code. I don't mean to sound harsh, but if you need someone to tell you where to place some code then you don't know the language and ultimately you'll produce poor software.

    I'm not even attempting to write an iPhone application until I feel like I have a good strong grasp of Objective-C and the Cocoa APIs and I have the advantage of knowing C already.
  10. macrumors 68000

    In Mac programming, something of that nature would commonly be found in the header file ;).

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