Efficiently implementing simple NSComboBox functionality with bindings

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Monaj, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. Monaj, Jul 4, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2011

    Monaj macrumors regular

    May 24, 2009
    I made a sample core data application, in which I populated NSComboBox with name of Student entity, by binding its content values property to an array controller. I wanted to add new record to persistent store if student name does not exist, so I defined this method in application delegate class:

    - (IBAction)addNewStudent:(id)sender
            NSArray *studentNames = [[students arrangedObjects] valueForKey:@"name"];
            if ([studentNames containsObject:[sender stringValue]]) {
            NSManagedObjectContext *context = [self managedObjectContext];
            NSEntityDescription *studentEntity = [NSEntityDescription entityForName:@"Student" inManagedObjectContext:context]; 
            // inserting record
            NSManagedObject *newRecord = [NSEntityDescription insertNewObjectForEntityForName:[studentEntity name] inManagedObjectContext:context];
            [newRecord setValue:[sender stringValue] forKey:@"name"];
            NSError *error = nil;
            if (![context save:&error]) {
                NSLog(@"Unresolved error %@, %@",error,[error userInfo]);
    Can anyone suggest me, if it is the best way to implement it or there is any other better approach to implement it?

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