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Editor Area Content Editors in Xcode

The Editor area of Xcode has a number of editors you use to edit specific content. Content editors are context based, meaning that the selection you make in a Navigator or Editor jump bar — the toolbar that appears at the top of each Editor area pane and is used to navigate through the files and symbols in your project — determines the Content editor.

This bullet list names each Content editor and outlines the tasks associated with each one (note that not all tasks are applicable to iOS application development):

  • Source editor: Write and edit your source code; set, enable, or disable breakpoints; and control program execution.

  • Project editor: View and edit settings such as build options, target architectures, and code signing.

  • Interface Builder: Graphically create and edit user interface files in storyboards (and XIB files if you are not using a storyboard).

  • Property list editor: View and edit various types of small, highly structured property lists (plists). (You’ll use one for some of your program’s data.)

  • Rich text editor: View and edit rich text (.rtf) files, much as you would with Text Edit.

  • Core Data model editor: Implement or modify a Core Data model.

  • Mapping model editor: Graphically create and edit a mapping between an old Core Data store and a new one.

  • Script editor: Create and edit AppleScript script files.

  • Scripting dictionary editor: Create and edit the scripting definition (.sdef) file — used by AppleScript — for your application.

  • Viewer: Display files for which there is no editor (some audio, video, and graphics files, for example) using the same Quick Look facility used by the Finder.

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