Thursday, June 3, 2010

Xcode UI Improvements

Brandon Walkin:

I propose that API documentation is combined with autocompletion. Anywhere in your code where it would make sense to show an autocompletion window, we show this window instead. Rather than show a set of seemingly random methods, we instead show the methods the particular class responds to, with a mechanism to view methods and documentation for the superclass.

He has lots of good ideas and mockups. Autocompletion in Xcode 3.2 is miles better than before, but it still leaves a lot to be desired.

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Personally, I have always liked Completion Dictionary better than the built in Xcode autocompletion. Totally agree the API documentation could be improved though. I use Cocoa Browser Air. Can't stand the Xcode doc browser.

@Chat Thanks for the link to Cocoa Browser Air. That looks useful. But is the Full Search field supposed to work? It’s disabled for me.

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