UIDatePicker Height Inconsistency at Runtime [#iOSDev, #SwiftLang]

Apple needs to fix this one. There is an inconsistency in the way that the UIDatePicker is rendered in Storyboards in Xcode vs. their rendering at runtime. This problem set me back longer than it should have this morning, since its effect was tricky to diagnose. The basic consequence of this was that the custom UIButton I had […]

Unit Testing with Xcode Course from iDeveloperTV and Graham Lee [#iosdev #cocoadev #macdev #tdd]

In a much needed area of training for Xcode/Mac/iOS developers, iDeveloperTV and Graham Lee have put together a modestly-priced course on Unit Testing and TDD. Unit Testing with Xcode In this course Scotty and Graham Lee help you to not only understand the mechanics of unit testing in Xcode but also show you how you […]

Xcode 4 Tip from iOS Developer Tips: Related Files List [@iosdevtips, #iosdev]

Good tip from iOS Developer Tips for using the “Related Files” button in the upper left corner of your code window (right next to the Back/Forward navigation buttons): Xcode 4 : Related Files List With Xcode 4 you can quickly access an assortment of files related to your project through the Related Files option in […]

iOS 5 now cleaning out Caches and tmp directories – could pose a real problem for app developers [#iosdev, #iOS5, @marcoarment]

This sounds like it could really be a problem for developers who store anything but truly temporary data in the Caches or tmp directory… Cleaning… – Marco.org Every iOS app has its own “home” directory where it can store files. Every file and directory that an app puts there, except anything in a Caches or […]

Nice rundown on creating Xcode 4 Code Snippets – Speed of Light

Nice rundown on Xcode 4 Code Snippets: Xcode 4 Code Snippets – Speed of Light Xcode 4 Code Snippets   ? Perhaps my favourite feature of Xcode 4 is the Code Snippets feature. It allows you to use common bits quickly in your code, instead of requiring you retype them over and over again.

iOS Tutorial from @iosdevtips: Simple Menus and Messages with UIActionSheet (#iosdev)

Nice little introductory tutorial for using UIActionSheets in iOS. Simple Menus and Messages with UIActionSheet If you need to create a quick menu or present a user with a short message, you may want to consider a UIActionSheet as an option. This control will slide up from the bottom of the screen, and offers a […]

#iOSDev Tip: Unblock events caused when adding subviews to your UIButtons

Recently, I was having an issue I was having with subviews added to my UIButton objects that I was customizing. The buttons would behave fine if they were standard rounded rect buttons, but the moment I added a UIView and some UILabels to it, the taps stopped responding. But I was able to resolve it, thanks to […]