Xcode Tips & Tricks

I’m just getting started with Xcode and Open Frameworks (OF). I asked Zach for some tips & tricks for debugging, figuring out what’s going on, and generally navigating xcode in useful ways. These include:

  • use “endl” with comments to separate out each time it runs in the console output
  • breakpoint for debugging and seeing what’s currently defined
  • code completion to see what methods an object has
  • right click to ‘jump to definition’
  • add TODO notes for yourself in the code, and you can find them in the navigator at the top
  • use the navigator to see what functions exist in that file
  • “ctrl, command, up” for switching between header and cpp file
Written on October 29, 2014