Question about Xcode 4.1

Benz63amg

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so i just downloade xcode 4.1 from the appstore now for free, it installed, now in Launchpad i had the icon "Install Xcode" which from what i understand is the installer right? and since i dont need it i dumped it in the trash, and i also went into the applications folder on Macintosh HD and removed "Install Xcode" aswell,

Now, xcode is still installed, but if i open the Mac Appstore, it says xcode is not installed, what gives? was i not supposed to remove "Install Xcode" ?
 

Mitchelino

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The Xcode installer is not installed. When you download Xcode, you aren't actually downloading Xcode, you're just downloading the installer. So the Mac App Store is correct, you don't have Xcode installer installed. But your Xcode should still be there :)
 

Benz63amg

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ohh i see, that makes sense :D

By the way, just so i know, how do i Uninstall Xcode? do i just trash the "Developer" folder in Macintosh HD or what?
 

Madd the Sane

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There's a script in the developer folder that will delete the Developer folder, system headers, and CLI tools.
 

brianss

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Xcode missing from application folder

I've installed the latest version of Xcode. . My Launchpad has the folder that contains all the developer tools, but when I look in the applications folder I don't see the developer folder/developer tools.
 

Benz63amg

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guys i have a question, can using xcode harm the computer ? i mean there are so many system tools and stuff thats confusing, i just installed xcode in hopes to learn to make an app or something like that, all the tools in there are doing its thing within xcode right? its not doing anything to my system right?

is there any website you guys recommand for me to learn xcode?
 

Madd the Sane

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There are books. I recommend Cocoa Programming For Mac OS X, Third Edition. It might be a bit dated (it uses Xcode 3.1 from Leopard), but if you're smart, you'll be able to note the changes and how it works with Xcode 4.
 
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