How to create a finder like menu?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Toreddo, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Toreddo, Jan 30, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011

    Toreddo macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2009
    Hi everyone,

    I've been searching but really can't find what it is called or how to make it. I would like to have the list-menu, like finder has on the left of the application.
    It is just about the style of this menu not the information that's in it but i can't find it in the IB.

    I'll add a screenshot of what i mean.

    Hope someone can point me in the right direction :)


    Found it, it is an NSOutlineView with selection style NSTableViewSelectionHighlightStyleSourceList

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  2. larswik macrumors 68000

    Sep 8, 2006
    Hi Toreddo, you are probably not going to get an answer to this question on this forum. Most people post their code to get help as to why it is not working. The folks here are great at helping you solve your problems if you are making an attempt to solve it yourself. If you are struggling with coding they give you great tips and help. But to ask them to solve a problem for you won't happen.

    What language are you programming in?

  3. Toreddo thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2009
    Hi Lars,

    Thats totally not what i am doing here, i am a programmer for many years now so i can solve my own problems, i just can't find anything about this in the interface builder but see many programs using it. So i am just asking for the object's name or whatever to point me in the right direction. If you need to manually program this, thats fine, ill do that. But i can't imagine since so many programs use it for example: Skype, Coda, Mail, Itunes..

    Please note that this is only about the style of this menu, nothing else. ( i edited the post to make this more clear )

    Sorry for the confusion.

    Thanks for your reply :)
  4. Sydde macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2009
    You might also want to look at the poorly-named NSRuleEditor. I believe this is the actual view object you are seeing as the Finder's sidebar.

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