I need some XCode tips

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Forkaster, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    Dec 14, 2007

    I've begun to use XCode 3.0 a few weeks ago, so far i am not liking it.

    So i would like to ask for help in solving my following problems.

    1) The auto complete function is not to my taste, it completes the whole function name in a half erased font and it will change as i type, is there a way to set it like for example Visual Studio or NetBeans where a small list pops up and lets you chose the one you want.

    2) When i select multiple lines and press tab it deletes all the lines, this is the first IDE i notice to behave like this, i am sure there is an option for this, but i can't find it.

    3) I am starting a lot of OpenGL Projects (learning) and i am more and more tired of having to do all the tini tiny details it involves. Is there a way i can save the "OpenGL" template? So i don't have to go through all the steps every time i need to start a new project?

    Thank you for you help,
  2. macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2004
    Generally speaking, I think you're wishing Xcode works exactly like the IDEs you are used to. That's fine (everybody feels like this when they change apps), but realize that if you just keep using Xcode, you'll get used to it and these small difference won't annoy you anymore.

    1) You can press escape to get a popup list like you want. I don't know of a way to have the list pop up automatically. I prefer the way Xcode works when I know what I'm after--except that I set the delay to immediate because I don't like waiting at all! When I'm learning a new interface, I do hit escape a lot.

    2) By default Command-] increases the indent, and Command-[ decreases it.

    3) Sorry, I have no advice for you on this one. I know there's a way to do it, but I don't know what it is.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 14, 2007
    Many thanks.

    This is why i need those damn tips :). So you do not know a way to change the escape key popup to be the default?

    The Command-[ and Command-] are really unintuitive (for me at least, as i've been using Tab and Sft-Tab for the same effect) No way to change it?
  4. macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2006
    Check out XcodeTemplateFactory. It generates a project template from an Xcode project.

    In Xcode's preferences window, click the Key Bindings toolbar button. The Key Bindings section is where you customize keyboard shortcuts.

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