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Creating an Xcode project

From: Programming for Non-Programmers: iOS 7

Video: Creating an Xcode project

With Xcode installed, I'm going to launch it from the Dock. When Xcode launches, you'll see the welcome screen. I'm going to click to create a new Xcode project. Once I click the Add button, I'm asked to choose a template for my project. Under iOS Application, I'm going to choose Single View Application and click Next.

Creating an Xcode project

With Xcode installed, I'm going to launch it from the Dock. You can add Xcode to your Dock by dragging the icon from your Applications folder. When Xcode launches, you'll see the welcome screen. Through this window, you can quickly create a new Xcode project, or open a recent project. I'm going to click to create a new Xcode project. Once I click the Add button, I'm asked to choose a template for my project. You'll see on the left side that there are iOS and OS X templates.

Each category of templates has a few different groups. Under iOS Application, I'm going to choose Single View Application and click Next. Here I'm asked to enter a few options for my project. I'm going to enter the product name Example. You can, of course, change this later if you want to. For the organization name I put my name, and for the company identifier, I used the name of my website. For devices I have iPhone selected and I'm going to click Next. Then I'm asked to choose a place to save the project, I'm going to save this on the Desktop.

So, with the Desktop selected, I'm going to click Create. And the project is created. So, let's close this project and see what happened on the Desktop. On the Desktop, there is a folder. If I double-click that folder to open it up, you'll see some folders and a file in it. The file is an Xcode Project file, which you can double-click to open up this project in Xcode. The Example folder has the same name as my project and it contains some files and folders.

So now you've successfully created your first Xcode project.

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Programming for Non-Programmers: iOS 7

42 video lessons · 9446 viewers

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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