Join Simon Allardice for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating full-screen apps, part of Cocoa Essential Training.
In OS 10.7 Lion, Apple introduced a standardized Full Screen mode for OS X, so…apps can shift into taking over the entire screen.…If I'm in Safari I just need to click this Full Screen icon at the top right…of the Title Bar, and will take over the entire screen, even including the Apple menu.…If I move my mouse up to the top I can make it comeback, so I can shift out of…Full Screen mode, and I can still get to the Dock in most cases, but it allows…us just to take over that space, Safari has it, Mail has it, even Xcode has the…Full Screen option, so any app can choose to do this.…
The first question of course is does it actually makes sense?…There is two main reasons why you would want it.…First will be creating a distraction- free reading or writing environment.…For example, if I'm in Preview and reading a document, I can go full screen just…to focus on the actual document that I'm taking a look at, and you'll find a…quit a few writing tools also take over the full screen, even if they don't use…the entire space to help you focus without being distracted by other applications…
- Installing the tools
- Creating your first app
- Adding basic interactions
- Understanding the Cocoa application life cycle
- Creating custom controller classes
- Creating alerts
- Understanding delegation
- Working with buttons, text fields, sliders, and more
- Using layout and data views
- Adding and editing toolbars
- Using key-value coding
- Binding objects
- Debugging code
- Distributing an application
- Creating icons and full-screen apps
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Core Cocoa Skills
4. Creating User Interfaces
5. Arranging User Interfaces
6. Using Data Controls
7. Debugging and Troubleshooting
8. Distributing an Application
9. Finishing Touches
Creating full-screen apps6m 43s
Final thoughts4m 10s
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