Xcode - multiple windows/instances

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Const.me, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Const.me macrumors newbie

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    Hi!

    I recently changed my job, so now I'm an iOS developer, and a beginner Mac user.

    My question is: on Windows I could (and did!) open 2-3 copies of the Visual Studio IDE at the same time, each with its own solution. To do that in Windows 7, I Shift+Click on the visual studio's taskbar icon, and Windows launches one more instance of the visual studio.

    Can I do the same with XCode? How? :confused:
    I'd like to have 2 or 3 completely different and independent workspaces opened at the same time, each in its own IDE window.
    I'm using XCode 4.0 on MacOS 10.6.8. Hopefully I have enough RAM for several copies of the IDE (4GB, can easily add more if required).

    Thanks in advance!

    Regards,
    Konstantin.
     
  2. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    OS X applications essentially never open more than one instance of themselves like Windows apps do. Xcode will happily give you one workspace (i.e. window) for each project you have open, though, which is the equivalent of having multiple copies of VS open.
     
  3. Const.me thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Admanimal,

    I tried to follow your advice pressing "File-New-New Workspace". A few clicks later (when I tried to load another project into a new window) my xCode crashed (fortunately the other project was completely saved; BTW if there're xCode developers on this forum, I can provide a backtrace).

    Next time I pressed "File-New-New Window", and it gave me the blank IDE, and this time I was able to open another project.

    Thanks for the quick response!

    Regards,
    Konstantin.
     

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