Decoding the iOS6 SDK by Mark Harmonds

By Mark Harmonds

Deciphering the iOS 6 SDK is written for intermediate iOS builders who are looking to fast wake up to hurry with the iOS 6 SDK and the entire primary adjustments that happened to Xcode and the iOS machine panorama in 2012.
Beginning iOS builders who comprehend the basics of the SDK and Xcode also will reap the benefits of analyzing this work.

The publication follows a non-linear layout that enables the reader to come to a decision how a lot time to spend on any given subject. this can be entire by means of dividing each one bankruptcy right into a “Theoretical Overview” part and a “Tutorial Project” section.

While it’s definitely attainable to learn the complete e-book from cover-to-cover (we imagine you’ll get pleasure from doing so!), it’s additionally attainable to easily learn the “Theoretical Overview” of every bankruptcy to get a excessive- point figuring out of the iOS 6 SDK alterations, after which return and concentration in at the so much suitable or fascinating educational tasks on a extra selective basis.

Regardless of the way you technique the booklet, anticipate to profit in regards to the so much crucial points of constructing with the iOS 6 SDK, Xcode, and the entire iOS units published from Cupertino in 2012.

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H> Build and run to checkout the transition. Nice! We’re almost there. quoteString; _quoteIndex++; } As you can see, a lot is happening above. For the quotation text, we’re adding a shadow. For the author name, we’re setting the color to red and creating a paragraph style that is right aligned and 30 points away from the text above. We also slightly modify the font size. After getting the quotation and author name tweaked, we join them together and set the result as the attributedText property of the quote label.

It will look a bit blurry because Interface Builder is loading precisely that file, but at runtime iOS will automatically substitute that value with “eagle~ipad. png” as needed. 0 point. Make the font white so it shows up on the background. Finally, set the second label to: X-Origin: 66 points Y-Origin: 524 points Width: 892 points Height: 204 points You can set the initial text value to whatever you would like. ” —Edmund Burke 39 iOS 6 SDK Essentials This label should use white for the font color and the font should be set to American Typewriter with a size of 42.

Locate the checkbox that reads Use Autolayout and uncheck that option (Figure 22). Doing this will allow us to deploy our app to iOS 5 in addition to iOS 6, although we will lose a significant amount of UI power in the process. storyboard and uncheck the Autolayout box there as well. Figure 22: Use Autolayout highlighted 36 iOS 6 SDK Essentials While you’re working with the iPhone and iPad storyboard files, go ahead and also set the Status Bar setting to None for both devices. With the main view controller selected, you’ll find this property in the Attributes Inspector of the Utilities pane.

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