Category: macOS Tutorials at AppCoda

macOS Programming Tutorial: Working with Custom Views and Cocoa Controls

Great apps have great user interfaces, and chances to build a great interface entirely inside the views of the view controllers in the storyboard file(s) are small. Usually, complex views are being designed in separate Xib (Interface Builder) files, and knowing how to load content from custom views is a mandatory skill that each macOS developer must have. This kind of separation also helps in maintenance, extendibility and testing of the app. In the previous macOS tutorial, we didn’t create...

macOS Programming Tutorial: Working with Alerts, Sheets and Modal Windows

One of the basic, yet vital things a developer should know when creating macOS apps is how to present alerts, system panels or custom windows to their apps. Regardless of how small or big an app is, it will always be necessary to display an informational message to the user or ask for confirmation. Letting users to search for and open a file from their drive is the case for many kinds of apps, as well as saving back to...

macOS Programming: Working with Dark Theme and Building a BMI Calculator

Welcome to another macOS programming tutorial! In the previous post we made our introductory steps on macOS programming world as we discussed about fundamental concepts. In this tutorial, we are going to explore and unveil new interesting things that would be necessary to anyone who wants to make their way to macOS development. So, if you have gone through the previous post, then you already know that the main focus was on window controllers and windows, panels, loading and presenting...

Getting Started with macOS Programming

Dear readers, let me welcome you and start by saying that this tutorial is the beginning of a new journey and new explorations, as it’s the first of a series of tutorials on a new topic: macOS programming! Developing for macOS and creating desktop applications is a wonderful process if you want to go down that road. If you are coming from an iOS background like me, then you will find exciting and challenging at the same time to be...