Is there any way (ex. scripting) to modify Interface Builder to be more compatible with my workflow?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by moonman239, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. moonman239 macrumors 68000

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    I'd kind of like to know if there's a way to add or modify Interface Builder's functionality to accommodate my unique workflow. For example, I'd like to configure Interface Builder so that if there are three overlapping views, one of which is a subview of either of the other two, and I'm working in that subview's parent view, and I click in the area of the subview, IB automatically assumes I want the subview.
     
  2. 1458279 Suspended

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    I don't know about modifying IB, I kinda doubt it. However, if your issue is selecting object in IB, don't use the layout window. There's a window between the file manager and the layout window that shows a list of all the IB objects.

    IIRC, the showing/hiding of this object pane is controlled by an icon at the bottom of the Xcode window.
     
  3. moonman239 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks.
     
  4. dantastic macrumors 6502a

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    You can also separate out views into their own views in IB and then programatically add them as subview when view view is loaded. This often makes it much more manageable. If views are too complex in IB they can get out of hands. Refactor just like you would a very long method!
     

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