Private API?

Discussion in 'iPhone/iPad Programming' started by iLoveDeveloping, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2009

    I wanted to change the image of my TabBar and wondering if this code is a private API, i guessed it was seen as the private was in it, but am i wrong?

    @interface UITabBarController (private)
    - (UITabBar *)tabBar;

    If so, is there anything that can change the background image of the TabBar without breaking any API's?
  2. Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    If the method is not listed in the documentation on Apple's developer website then it's a private API.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2005
    To expand on robbieduncan's comment, the publicly published API documents are the way to tell what is public and what isn't.

    Luckily for you, the tabBar property of a UITabBarController is public API, see: here.

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