Have to Pay to get Xcode Documentation?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by YoYoMa, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. YoYoMa macrumors 6502

    Aug 3, 2006
    Trying to download the documentation and I'm being told I have to be a developer. I've never paid the membership fee, but was able to get this a few years ago. Is this a change in policy or am I doing something wrong? Kind of off putting that Apple would require you to pay $100 for documentation access.
  2. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2008
    What link are you using?

    I don't think you need to be a developer to access this stuff. I just got to http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/navigation/#section=Topics&topic=Tools & Languages without being logged in. Additionally, if you have the IDE you can get to the documentation from the Help menu, also without being logged in.

    It's possible there's some stuff that does require a login, but odds are you can do it with the free registration you can get at http://developer.apple.com/programs/register/ without having to be a paid developer.
  3. lloyddean macrumors 6502a

    May 10, 2009
    Des Moines, WA
    Pay, no.

    Register and agree to the Non Discloser Agreement, yes.
  4. YoYoMa thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 3, 2006
    I saw the link to register for free, but then it only gave me the option to pick either iOS development for 99, Mac development for 99, or Safari for free. Just now picked Safari and signed up for developer, but I'm getting the same message when I alt click an object like NSArray and then click NSArray from the popup...Any thoughts?

    You do not have access to this resource based on your membership.

    Access to technical resources such as pre-release software and associated documentation, and information related to distributing iOS or Mac apps on the App Store are benefits offered to Apple Developer Program members.

    Either the Apple ID and password you entered is not associated with an Apple Developer Program, or the Program that you are enrolled in does not have access to this resource.
  5. YoYoMa thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 3, 2006
    Thanks for your help everyone. Not sure what's causing the above issue, but I was actually able to download the documentation from the Xcode preferences without issue.

    Thanks again!

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