UI in Interface Builder

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by sebastijan, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. macrumors member

    May 22, 2005
    London, UK
    How can i make UI (toolbar) like this with Interface Builder?

  2. Moderator emeritus


    Jun 15, 2000
    Check out GenericToolbar. It's a palette for IB that lets you create toolbars without any code.

    However, those buttons in Mail are custom, not part of Cocoa (thankfully :p).
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    May 22, 2005
    London, UK
    tnx. but why is this not default or part of IB?
  4. Guest


    Feb 17, 2003
    Hitchin, Herts, UK
    Toolbars are done entirely in code. There's no built-in support for them in IB (apart from third-party add ons such as kainjow described). They're pretty simple to do though. Check out NSToolbar and NSToolbarItem. The mail toolbar is custom but I'm surprised that you'd want to duplicate it as most people seem to hate the mail toolbar....
  5. ATG
    macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2005
    I suggest you create toolbars in code. It's more fun that way and you learn more. I suspect that you will need to anyway if you want to use custom controls on it (though I have never used the pallet described above so can't say for sure).

    I can never understand that. I quite like it :)

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