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Configuring the iOS Simulator for app development

From: Programming for Non-Programmers: iOS 7

Video: Configuring the iOS Simulator for app development

Let's see what it looks like when we run our project through the iOS simulator. On the top left of the screen you'll see the What this is going to do, is it's Note that this may take a minute or two for the simulator app to launch.

Configuring the iOS Simulator for app development

Let's see what it looks like when we run our project through the iOS simulator. On the top left of the screen you'll see the name of your project, which in this case is Example. To the right of that my screen says, iPhone Retina 3.5-inch. That is the device that will show on my screen when I run my application by clicking the Play button. So I'm going to click iPhone Retina 3.5-inch, and you'll see that you can choose a whole bunch of different devices to test your application on.

I'm going to choose iPhone Retina 4-inch, and then I'm going to click the Run button. What this is going to do, is it's going to launch my application in the iOS simulator. Note that this may take a minute or two for the simulator app to launch. Once the simulator is launched, I see a blank, white screen. So, I know that my app is running in the iOS simulator. Now, it's possible that your screen may not look exactly the same as mine. Here are some options for modifying the preferences in the iOS simulator.

Under Hardware, you can change the device. Under Window, you can set the scale. Note that my scale is set to 50%. That might not be necessary for you if your monitor is running a higher resolution than mine is right now. So get those settings how you like them so you can see the full device on the screen. And then you've successfully configured the iOS simulator.

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Programming for Non-Programmers: iOS 7

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Todd Perkins
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  1. 5m 18s
    1. Welcome
      44s
    2. What you should know before starting this course
      1m 17s
    3. Related courses
      1m 8s
    4. Using the exercise files
      1m 19s
    5. Viewing the finished app
      50s
  2. 10m 24s
    1. Finding and installing Xcode
      35s
    2. Creating an Xcode project
      1m 55s
    3. Understanding the Xcode interface
      3m 54s
    4. Configuring Xcode for app development
      2m 14s
    5. Configuring the iOS Simulator for app development
      1m 46s
  3. 43m 43s
    1. Understanding how programming works
      2m 34s
    2. Understanding variables
      2m 56s
    3. Using primitive variables
      9m 10s
    4. Using pointer variables
      4m 51s
    5. Using instance variables
      5m 19s
    6. Connecting visual objects to variables
      8m 12s
    7. Placing a number variable in a string
      4m 33s
    8. Challenge: Create two variables
      54s
    9. Solution: Create two variables
      5m 14s
  4. 27m 14s
    1. Understanding functions, methods, and selectors
      4m 43s
    2. Using functions, methods, and selectors
      7m 1s
    3. Understanding parameter functions
      2m 10s
    4. Connecting a button to a function
      7m 47s
    5. Challenge: Create a counter app
      43s
    6. Solution: Create a counter app
      4m 50s
  5. 13m 38s
    1. Understanding conditional statements
      2m 35s
    2. Using conditional statements
      5m 21s
    3. Challenge: Build an on/off button app
      39s
    4. Solution: Build an on/off button app
      5m 3s
  6. 44m 59s
    1. Viewing the app's code structure
      2m 11s
    2. Setting up the user interface
      7m 9s
    3. Setting up variables and functions
      5m 8s
    4. Connecting all of the visual elements to code
      2m 59s
    5. Displaying tapped numbers in the calculator
      4m 47s
    6. Controlling when tapped numbers should not appear in the calculator
      3m 27s
    7. Making the Clear button clear all values
      1m 4s
    8. Setting the calculator to add or subtract
      4m 29s
    9. Showing the total when the equals button is tapped
      3m 40s
    10. Formatting a number with commas
      5m 25s
    11. Challenge: Add a multiplication button
      1m 5s
    12. Solution: Add a multiplication button
      3m 35s
  7. 24s
    1. Next steps
      24s

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