What`s New in Xcode

What`s New in Xcode
What's New in Xcode
Contents
What’s New in Xcode 7
Xcode 6.3 Update 7
Highlights of Xcode 6 8
Swift Language 8
Testing 8
Interface Builder 9
Debugger 9
SpriteKit and SceneKit 9
Extensions and Frameworks 9
iOS Simulator 9
Localization 9
Compiler 10
Instruments 10
Xcode Server 10
HomeKit Accessory Simulator 10
Compatibility 10
Installation 11
Developer Resources 11
About SDKs and iOS Simulator 11
Project Modernization 12
New Features in Xcode by Release 12
See Also 13
New Features in Xcode 6 14
Xcode 6.0 14
Swift Language 15
Xcode 6 Features for Swift 16
Additional Feature Enhancements in Xcode 6 IDE 16
Testing 16
Interface Builder 17
Debugger 18
SpriteKit and SceneKit 20
Extensions and Frameworks 20
iOS Simulator 21
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Localization 21
Compiler 21
Instruments 22
Xcode Server 22
HomeKit Accessory Simulator 23
Xcode 6.0.1 23
Xcode 6.1 23
SDK Support for OS X Yosemite 23
Swift 23
Interface Builder 23
Xcode 6.1.1 23
Xcode 6.2 24
Xcode 6.3 24
Swift 1.2 24
Crashes Organizer for App Store and TestFlight Users 24
Xcode Playground Enhancements 24
Force Touch Support 25
Objective-C Enhancements 25
Debugger Enhancements 25
Apple LLVM Compiler Version 6.1 25
ARM64 Intrinsics Changes 25
New Features in Xcode 5.1 27
Xcode 5.1 27
Xcode 5.1.1 28
New Features in Xcode 5 29
Xcode 5.0 29
User Experience Improvements 29
Automatic Configuration 30
Testing 30
Continuous Integration 31
Debugger 31
OpenGL ES Support 32
Interface Builder 33
Source Control and Version Editor 33
Compiler 34
iOS Simulator 35
Instruments 35
Documentation 35
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Sprite Kit Support 36
Deprecation and Removal Notice 36
Xcode 5.0.1 36
Xcode 5.0.2 37
New Features in Xcode 4.6 38
Xcode 4.6 38
Xcode 4.6.1 39
Xcode 4.6.2 39
Xcode 4.6.3 39
New Features in Xcode 4.5 40
New Features in Xcode 4.4 41
LLVM 4.0 Compiler 41
Objective-C Language Features 41
Improved Support for the C++11 Standard 41
Improvements to the Static Analyzer 42
New Interface Builder Support for AppKit Features 42
Scene Kit Editor 42
Code Completion Enhancements 43
Find and Search Additions 43
Source Editor Jump Bar Enhanced 43
Gesture Support Additions for Track Pad Use 44
Notification Enhancement 44
New Features in Xcode 4.3 45
Xcode 4.3 45
The Xcode 4.3 Toolset Is Repackaged as a Single App 45
Auto Layout Is Now the Default for All New Cocoa Projects 47
Xcode 4.3.1 and 4.3.2 47
Xcode 4.3.3 47
New Features in Xcode 4.2 48
Automatic Reference Counting 48
Default Compiler 48
Storyboards 49
OpenGL ES Frame Capture 49
Location Simulation 51
Downloading Components 51
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New Features in Xcode 4.1 52
Project Modernization 52
Default Compiler 52
Custom Behaviors 52
Preprocessor or Assembly Output 53
Autolayout 53
Build Setting Values in Scheme Pre- and Post-Action Scripts 54
OS X Application Sandbox 54
Debugger Disassembly 55
Git Remote Management 55
In-Place Snapshot Restoration 55
Internal Project Files in Repositories 56
Scheme and Run-Destination Selection 56
Key Bindings for Closing a Project or a Workspace 56
Interface Builder Plug-in Support 56
Document Revision History 57
Objective-C 6
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Objective-CSwift
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Xcode is the complete developer toolset used to create apps for Apple Watch, iPad, iPhone, and Mac. The
Xcode development environment bundles the Instruments analysis tool, iOS Simulator, and the OS frameworks
in the form of iOS SDKs and OS X SDKs.
Xcode 6.3 Update
Xcode 6.3 (page 24) adds support for iOS 8.3, updates to Swift 1.2, and many other new features.
New highlighted features include:
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Swift 1.2. Swift has been updated to have more consistent syntax and behavior, while adding new language
features. Xcode supports incremental builds for Swift code, and the Swift compiler generates significantly
faster executables for both release and debug builds.
See more details in Swift 1.2 (page 24).
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Crashes Organizer for App Store and TestFlight Users. Collect and analyze crash log data for your apps.
See more details in Crashes Organizer for App Store and TestFlight Users (page 24).
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Xcode Playground Enhancements. Use inline marked-up comments, playground results, and other new
capabilities to author rich new experiences in playgrounds.
See more details in Xcode Playground Enhancements (page 24).
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Force Touch Support. Use Force Touch trackpad gestures in Xcode, and configure Force Touch for OS X
in your apps using Interface Builder.
See more details in Force Touch Support (page 25).
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Objective-C. The new ability to express the nullability of pointers in header files and other enhancements
improves interoperability between Swift and Objective-C.
See more details in Objective-C Enhancements (page 25).
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Debugger. Import Objective-C modules with LLDB to enable richer expressions, better error messages,
and more.
See more details in Debugger Enhancements (page 25).
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Apple LLVM Compiler Version 6.1. Updated to LLVM v6.1.0, the compiler now includes support for C++14,
enhanced warning diagnostics, and other new features.
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Highlights of Xcode 6
See more details in Apple LLVM Compiler Version 6.1 (page 25).
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ARM64 Intrinsics Changes. The argument ordering for the arm64 vfma/vfms lane intrinsics has changed.
See more details in ARM64 Intrinsics Changes (page 25).
Note: To learn about highlighted new features in all the Xcode 6 updates, see New Features in
Xcode 6 (page 14).
Highlights of Xcode 6
Xcode 6 features Swift, an innovative new programming language, and extends the Xcode feature set with
live visualization capabilities. Xcode 6 includes the following highlighted features:
Swift Language
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An advanced object-oriented programming language for iOS and OS X development
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Xcode 6 offers full support for Swift with playgrounds, a rich documentation experience, read-eval-print
loop, and other advanced features
See more details in Swift Language (page 15).
Testing
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Testing capabilities for performance measurement
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Ability to test asynchronous code with enhanced XCTest
See more details in Testing (page 16).
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Highlights of Xcode 6
Interface Builder
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Extensive new features that support live rendering, storyboards for OS X, versatile size classes, and custom
iOS fonts
See more details in Interface Builder (page 17).
Debugger
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New view debugger, enhanced queue debugging, and new debug gauges
See more details in Debugging (page 18).
SpriteKit and SceneKit
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Enhanced game development with new level designer and improved debugging
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Support for SpriteKit and SceneKit to work together on iOS
See more details in SpriteKit and SceneKit (page 20).
Extensions and Frameworks
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Ability to add extensions to any app, increasing functionality
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Ability to create dynamic frameworks for iOS
See more details in Extensions and Frameworks (page 20).
iOS Simulator
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New iOS Simulator configurations that allow saving data and settings for reuse
See more details in iOS Simulator (page 21).
Localization
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XLIFF format support for strings localization
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Automatic base language .strings generation
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New Interface Builder assistant preview of alternative language UI
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Ability to run apps as they appear in other locales
See more details in Localization (page 21).
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Compatibility
Compiler
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Profile Guided Optimization (PGO)
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User-defined modules
See more details in Compiler (page 21).
Instruments
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Updated user interface with new template chooser and track view
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App extension profiling support
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Profile tests to discover regression causes
See more details in Instruments (page 22).
Xcode Server
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More complex integration scenarios with triggers
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Support for performance testing integrations
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Greater control over bot configuration and execution; bot-level statistics
See more details in Xcode Server (page 22).
HomeKit Accessory Simulator
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Simulator for app connection with accessories in HomeKit development
See more details in HomeKit Accessory Simulator (page 23).
For additional details on the Xcode 6 release, see Xcode Release Notes .
Compatibility
Xcode 6.3 requires a Mac running OS X version 10.10. It includes SDKs for OS X version 10.9, OS X version 10.10,
and iOS 8.3. To develop apps targeting prior versions of OS X or iOS, see About SDKs and iOS Simulator (page
11).
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Installation
Installation
You obtain Xcode 6 from the Mac App Store. It is a free download that installs directly into the Applications
folder. By default, Xcode downloads developer documentation in the background for offline reading and also
automatically downloads documentation updates. This behavior can be changed after installation using the
Downloads preferences pane.
Developer Resources
The iOS and Mac developer programs provide access to the App Store, additional support and documentation,
and provisioning resources to enable testing and deployment on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch device. For
more information visit:
iOS: http://developer.apple.com/programs/ios/
Mac: http://developer.apple.com/programs/mac/
For discussions about any Apple developer software, including prerelease products, visit the Apple Developer
Forums at http://devforums.apple.com/.
For the latest security information, visit http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.
For more detailed information on a release, see the complete Xcode release notes available from the Xcode
Help menu.
About SDKs and iOS Simulator
A software development kit (SDK) is a collection of frameworks (libraries, headers, and resources) that represent
the API for a specific iOS or OS X version. Most of the functionality your app gets from an SDK is actually
provided by the host operating system, which makes the right Base SDK and OS Deployment Target settings
critical for app compatibility. Xcode automatically builds with the latest SDK and targets the latest OS.
If your app doesn’t require the latest OS features, you can configure it to run on a previous version of iOS or
OS X using the OS Deployment Target option in the Xcode Project settings. If your project was created in an
older version of Xcode, you can let Xcode update your project. For details on this feature, see Project
Modernization.
For iOS, Xcode automatically switches between the iOS Simulator SDK and the device SDK, depending on
where you intend to run your app. You don’t need to select these settings manually.
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Project Modernization
Important: Before submission to the App Store you must test on a device running your supported target
OS version or versions.
Project Modernization
When you open a project, Xcode evaluates it to see whether any settings should be updated. This feature
provides an easy way to make sure your projects conform to the latest SDKs and best practices.
Open the issue navigator to see whether anything in your project needs to be updated. You can also select
the project in the project navigator and choose Editor > Validate Settings.
If the issue navigator lists modernization issues, click the issue to see a dialog that explains the updates that
should be made and lets you perform any or all of them.
After you have clicked Perform Changes, regardless of whether you choose to make all the changes, Xcode
does not show the warning again. To rerun the check, select your project in the project navigator and choose
Editor > Validate Settings.
New Features in Xcode by Release
Chapter articles are listed by major revision. Minor update release information is appended in the chapter for
the major revision.
Xcode 6 adds support for development on iOS 8 and OS X v10.10.
Relevant Chapter: New Features in Xcode 6 (page 14)
Xcode 5.1 adds support for development on iOS 7.1.
Relevant Chapter: New Features in Xcode 5.1 (page 27)
Xcode 5 adds support for development on iOS 7 and OS X v10.9.
Relevant Chapter: New Features in Xcode 5 (page 29)
Xcode 4.6 adds support for development on iOS 6.1.
Relevant Chapter: New Features in Xcode 4.6 (page 38)
Xcode 4.5 adds support for development on iOS 6.
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See Also
Relevant Chapter: New Features in Xcode 4.5 (page 40)
Xcode 4.4 adds support for new Objective-C language features and supports development on OS X v10.8.
Relevant Chapter: New Features in Xcode 4.4 (page 41)
Xcode 4.3 adds enhancements to Xcode installation, improves operations and workflow, and support
development on iOS 5.
Relevant Chapter: New Features in Xcode 4.3 (page 45)
Xcode 4.2 adds enhancements to the features and workflow of Xcode 4.1 to support development on iOS 5.
Relevant Chapter: New Features in Xcode 4.2 (page 48)
Xcode 4.1 adds enhancements to the features and workflow of Xcode 4.0 and, when running on OS X v10.7,
implements user interface features standard in OS X 10.7 such as full-screen windows.
Relevant Chapter: New Features in Xcode 4.1 (page 52)
See Also
To learn more about Xcode, see Xcode Overview .
To learn more about the tasks and workflow required to develop and distribute OS X and iOS apps, see App
Distribution Guide .
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New Features in Xcode 6
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Xcode 6.0 (page 14) includes SDKs for OS X version 10.9, iOS 8, and other enhancements.
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Xcode 6.0.1 (page 23) is a maintenance update responding to developer input and Apple SQA testing.
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Xcode 6.1 (page 23) adds the SDK for OS X version 10.10 and Swift language development for OS X.
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Xcode 6.1.1 (page 23) is a maintenance update with bug fixes and performance improvements.
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Xcode 6.2 (page 24) Xcode 6.2 adds support for iOS 8.2 and WatchKit.
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Xcode 6.3 (page 24) adds support for iOS 8.3, Swift 1.2, and many other new features..
Xcode 6.0
Xcode 6 includes Swift, an innovative programming language with an interactive work area called a playground .
Developers can directly manipulate and experiment with Swift code live—enter the code for a Bézier path in
the playground and watch the path drawn directly beside the code. Perfect new code within the playground,
then easily promote that code into your main project.
Xcode 6 extends the Xcode feature set with new live visualization capabilities. For example, view debugging
pauses a running app and then explodes all the UI layers into a 3D visualization, making it easy to understand
how the interface is drawn. Live rendering within Interface Builder displays your handwritten UI code as you
design, so that you can edit your view’s code and the IB rendering changes instantly. And the preview assistant
now shows your app in different languages with only a mouse click.
Xcode 6 requires a Mac running OS X version 10.9.4 or later or 10.10. It includes SDKs for OS X version 10.9 and
10.10, and iOS 8.
Xcode 6 includes the following highlighted features.
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Xcode 6.0
Swift Language
Swift is a advanced object-oriented programming language for iOS development. Swift is modern, powerful,
expressive, and easy to use.
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Fast. Swift compiles and is optimized with the advanced code analysis in LLVM to create high-performance
apps.
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Complete platform. Access all of the Cocoa Touch frameworks with Swift.
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Safe by design. Eliminate huge categories of bugs, crashes, and security holes.
Swift pairs increased type safety with type inference, restricts direct access to pointers, and automatically
manages memory using ARC, making it easy for you to use Swift and create secure, stable software. Other
language safety related features include mandatory variables initialization, automatic bounds checking
to prevent overflows, conditionals that break by default, and elimination of pointers to direct memory by
default.
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Modern. Write, debug, and maintain less code, with an easy to write and read syntax, and no headers to
maintain.
Swift includes optionals, generics, closures, tuples, and other modern language features. Inspired by and
improving upon Objective-C, Swift code feels natural to read and write.
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Interactive. Use Swift interactively to experiment with your ideas and see instant results.
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Unified. Swift is a complete replacement for both the C and Objective-C languages. It provides full
object-oriented features, and includes low-level language primitives such as types, flow control, and
operators.
For full information about the Swift language and to get started using it, see The Swift Programming Language .
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New Features in Xcode 6
Xcode 6.0
Xcode 6 Features for Swift
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Playgrounds. Playgrounds make writing Swift code productive and easy. Enter a line of code, and the
result appears immediately. If your code runs over time—for instance through a loop—you can add that
line of code to Timeline Assistant to watch it progress. Display variables in a graph, inspect each step of
drawing a view, or watch an animated SpriteKit scene. When you’ve perfected your code in the playground,
simply move that code into your project. Some uses for playgrounds include:
Designing a new algorithm, watching its results every step of the way
Experimenting with new API or trying out new Swift syntax
Creating new tests and then verifying that they work before promoting them into your test suite
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Learn in a playground. Open select documentation in a playground to learn from the tutorial in an
interactive environment. The combination of richly formatted documentation and an interactive playground
makes it easy to fully explore the API, changing and experimenting with the sample code.
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Read-eval-print loop (REPL) in LLDB. The debugging console in Xcode includes an interactive version of
the Swift language called the read-eval-print loop (REPL) built right in. Use Swift syntax to evaluate and
interact with your running app, or write new code to see how it works in a script-like environment. REPL
is available from within the Xcode console or by using LLDB from within Terminal when attached to a
running process.
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Per-language documentation. The Xcode documentation viewer shows Quick Help or reference
documentation in the language of your choice—Objective-C, Swift, or both.
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Synthesized headers. When you need to see how the API you are using was written, Xcode shows it to
you in the language you expect. For API originally written in Objective-C, Xcode shows you a version of
the original header file in Swift syntax, complete with the author’s comments.
For more information, see Exploring and Evaluating Swift Code in a Playground.
Additional Feature Enhancements in Xcode 6 IDE
Bringing more live visualization to your existing projects, the following enhancements are also Swift compatible.
Testing
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Performance measurement. The enhanced XCTest framework now supports the ability to quantify the
performance of each part of an app. Xcode runs your performance tests and allows you to define a baseline
performance metric. Each subsequent test run compares performance, displays the change over time,
and—by highlighting the problem area—alerts you to sudden regressions a code commit could introduce.
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Xcode 6.0
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Asynchronous code testing. XCTest now provides API for testing code that executes asynchronously. You
can now create tests for network operations, file IO, and other system interactions that execute using
asynchronous calls in a straightforward and simple manner.
For more information, see Testing with Xcode .
Interface Builder
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Live rendering. Interface Builder displays your custom objects at design time exactly as they appear when
your app is run. When you update the code for your custom view, the Interface Builder design canvas
updates automatically with the new look you just entered in the source editor, with no need to build and
run. You can use the Interface Builder inspector to see properties automatically as well. Take advantage
of new APIs that allow you to customize the behavior of custom controls on the Interface Builder canvas—for
instance, you can load sample data on the fly.
For more information on live rendering, see Creating a Custom View That Renders in Interface Builder.
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New Features in Xcode 6
Xcode 6.0
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Size classes. Size classes for iOS 8 enable designing a single universal storyboard with customized layouts
for both iPhone and iPad. With size classes you can define common views and constraints once, and then
add variations for each supported form factor. iOS Simulator and asset catalogs fully support size classes
as well.
For more information on size classes, see Size Classes Design Help .
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Custom iOS fonts. Interface Builder renders embedded custom fonts during design time, giving a more
accurate preview of how the finished app will look, with correct dimensions.
Debugger
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View debugging. Using the view debugger makes debugging an app’s appearance as easy as debugging
lines of code. A single button click pauses your running app and “explodes” the paused UI into a 3D
rendering, separating each layer of a stack of views. Using the view debugger makes it immediately obvious
why an image may be clipped and invisible, and the order of the graphical elements becomes clear. By
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New Features in Xcode 6
Xcode 6.0
selecting any view, you can inspect the details by jumping to the relevant code in the assistant editor
source view. The view debugger also displays Auto Layout constraints, making it easy to see where conflicts
cause problems.
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Enhanced queue debugging. The debug navigator records and displays recently executed blocks, as well
as enqueued blocks. You can use it to see where your enqueued blocks are and to examine the details of
what’s been set up to execute.
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Debug gauges. Debug gauges provide at-a-glance information about resource usage while debugging.
They call your attention to previously unknown problems, especially related to areas that could create
poor user experience or drain excess battery on portable Mac computers and devices.
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New Features in Xcode 6
Xcode 6.0
I/O gauges. Two new debug gauges, Network Activity and File Activity, visually highlight spikes in
input/output activity while your app is running.
iCloud gauge. The iCloud debug gauge includes support for the new Documents in the Cloud and
CloudKit features that provide access to files outside the app-specific container.
SpriteKit and SceneKit
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Graphics and game development. Support for SpriteKit has been significantly enhanced with a new
SpriteKit level designer and improved display of SpriteKit variables when debugging.
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Support for iOS. SpriteKit and SceneKit are now enhanced to work together and on iOS. Create scenes
for your SpriteKit games from within Xcode. It is easier than ever to define how your characters, backgrounds,
and the rest of your game comes together—it has never been easier to share code when creating great
games for both iOS and OS X.
Extensions and Frameworks
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Extensions support. Add an extension target to any iOS or Mac app to expand your app’s functionality
to other apps in the OS. Xcode connects to the extension when launched, debugging the extension as it
runs in the safe, embedded OS context.
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Frameworks for iOS. iOS developers can now create dynamic frameworks. Frameworks are a collection
of code and resources to encapsulate functionality that is valuable across multiple projects. Frameworks
work perfectly with extensions, sharing logic that can be used by both the main application and the
bundled extensions.
For more information, see App Extension Programming Guide .
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Xcode 6.0
iOS Simulator
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Configurations. New iOS Simulator configurations allow you to keep data and configuration settings
grouped together. Run one configuration for one version of an app, with its own data, and another
configuration for a different app version.
For more information on iOS Simulator, see iOS Simulator User Guide .
Localization
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XLIFF import-export. Xcode can package your localizable strings into the industry standard XLIFF format
to send off for localization. When localization is completed, it’s easy to integrate the new languages back
into the project.
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Implicit .strings file. Xcode automatically generates the base language .strings file directly from your
source code—now you no longer need to manage this .strings file by hand.
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Preview in Interface Builder. While designing in Interface Builder, the preview assistant can show how
the interface appears in other languages. You can see how your interface responds to longer or shorter
languages.
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Run in locale. Xcode can run your app on iOS Simulator, or directly on devices, as it would appear to
customers in other countries.
For more information on Xcode 6 localization, see Internationalization and Localization Guide .
Compiler
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Profile Guided Optimization. Profile Guided Optimization (PGO) works with the LLVM optimizer and your
performance tests to profile the most actively used parts of your app. You can also exercise your app
manually to generate a performance profile. PGO uses the profile to further optimize your app, targeting
the areas that most need optimization, improving performance beyond what setting optimization options
alone can achieve.
For more information on Profile Guided Optimization, see Xcode Profile Guided Optimization .
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User-defined modules. Developers are now able to define modules for their own Objective-C code, making
it easier than ever for them to share frameworks across all their projects. By combining user-defined
modules with Swift’s automatic creation of modules, the two languages work together seamlessly.
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Xcode 6.0
Instruments
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New user interface. The new Instruments user interface makes configuring your performance tuning
session easier and improves control. The new template chooser allows you to choose your device and
target as well as the starting point for your profiling session. The track view allows direct click-and-drag
to set the time filter range. The toolbar takes up less space to let you focus on the task at hand.
Instruments now looks and works more like Xcode. The tracks of recorded data are given more space, and
configuration for how data is collected and viewed is managed in a unified inspector area.
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Profile tests. Choose any test or test suite to profile, great for analyzing memory leaks in a functional test
or time profiling a performance test to see why it has regressed.
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Support for simulator configurations. Simulator configurations are treated like devices by Instruments,
making it easy to launch or attach to processes in the simulator.
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New Counters instrument. Counters and Events instruments have been combined into a more powerful
instrument and made easier to configure. It can track individual CPU events, and you can specify formulas
to measure event aggregates, ratios, and more. iOS developers on 64-bit devices can now use Counters
to fine-tune apps.
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Swift and Extensions support. Of course, Swift is supported—you’ll see Swift symbols in stack traces and
Swift types in Allocations. You can also use Instruments to profile your app extensions.
Xcode Server
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Triggers. Triggers allow you to make more complex integration scenarios by configuring server-side rules
to launch custom scripts before or after the execution of an Xcode scheme.
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Performance test integrations. Xcode Server supports the new Xcode performance-testing features,
making it easy for a team to share a Mac computer and a group of iOS devices for continual performance
testing.
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Delta tracking. Issues are now tracked per integration, so you can see when an issue appeared or when
it or was fixed, and by whom.
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Greater control. Configuration options in Xcode Server give development teams even greater control
over the execution of bots. New settings for integration intervals, grouping of bots, and iOS Simulator
configurations make Xcode bots more powerful than ever. The new reports UI includes bot-level
statistics—for example, the number of successful integrations, commit and test addition tracking, and so
forth.
For more information on Xcode Server, see Xcode Server and Continuous Integration Guide .
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Xcode 6.0.1
HomeKit Accessory Simulator
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HomeKit capability. The new HomeKit framework allows your app to communicate with and control
connected accessories in a user’s home. To use HomeKit with your iOS apps, set the HomeKit switch in
the project editor capabilities panel. Choose Xcode > Open Developer Tool > HomeKit Accessory Simulator
to start using the simulator.
For more information on HomeKit, see Home Kit Framework Reference .
Xcode 6.0.1
Xcode 6.0.1 is a maintenance release responding to reported developer issues and Apple qualification testing.
Xcode 6.1
Xcode 6.1 adds development for OS X with Swift, and includes bug fixes as well as other new features.
SDK Support for OS X Yosemite
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Xcode 6.1 includes development support with SDKs for OS X version 10.9, OS X version 10.10, and iOS 8.
Swift
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Swift has access to all Cocoa frameworks for OS X development using the SDK for OS X version 10.10.
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Swift development targets can deploy on both OS X Mavericks and OS X Yosemite.
Interface Builder
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Storyboards for OS X. Storyboards come to OS X with Xcode 6, taking advantage of new view controller
APIs in AppKit. Storyboards make it easy to wire together multiple views and define segue animations
without writing code. Storyboards for OS X encourage interfaces that follow Mac standards so that your
apps behave the way users expect.
For more information on storyboards, see Storyboard Help .
Xcode 6.1.1
Xcode 6.1.1 includes bug fixes and performance improvements.
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Xcode 6.2
Xcode 6.2
Xcode 6.2 adds support for iOS 8.2. It includes the new WatchKit framework for developing Apple Watch apps.
Tools Support for WatchKit includes:
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Design tools for building Apple Watch interfaces, glances, and notifications
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Debugging and profiling support
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Apple Watch support in iOS Simulator for testing apps, glances, and notifications
Xcode 6.3
Xcode 6.3 adds support for iOS 8.3, updates to Swift, and many other new features.
Swift 1.2
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Swift 1.2 generates substantially faster performing code compared to Swift 1.1.
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Xcode now builds Swift targets incrementally for greater efficiency: a single file change no longer invokes
building all of the source files in a target.
These and other noteworthy improvements to Swift and Swift standard library are detailed in Xcode
Release Notes.
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The new Swift migrator in Xcode 6.3 eases moving your Swift 1.1 code to Swift 1.2.
In Xcode, select Edit > Convert > To Latest Swift Syntax to invoke the migrator.
Crashes Organizer for App Store and TestFlight Users
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A new feature that helps opted-in App Store users and TestFlight users collect and analyze crash log data
for your apps.
Crash reports gathered from opted-in App Store users and TestFlight users can be displayed in the Crashes
Organizer. More details are available in Xcode Release Notes and Crashes Organizer Help in the Xcode
documentation.
Xcode Playground Enhancements
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Improved documentation authoring with inline marked-up comments, inline playground results, the ability
to view and edit resources embedded in playgrounds, and the ability to integrate auxiliary source files
into Playgrounds. These features enable the creation of rich new experiences in playgrounds.
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Xcode 6.3
For more information, see Xcode Release Notes, Playground Reference , and Playground Help in the Xcode
documentation.
Force Touch Support
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Xcode uses Force Touch trackpad gestures for Macs that include it, and supports configuring Force Touch
trackpad functionality on OS X in Interface Builder editor for NSButton and NSSegmentedControl.
Note: Adopting Force Touch in Interface Builder requires running Xcode on OS X Yosemite
version 10.10.3.
Objective-C Enhancements
●
In Objective-C code, you can now directly express the nullability of pointers in header files, improving
interoperability between Swift and Objective-C.
See Xcode Release Notes for details on the changes and enhancements.
Debugger Enhancements
●
LLDB has been enhanced to improve the support for modules in C-based languages as well as provide
overall improvements in Swift debugging support.
The LLDB Objective-C expression parser can now import modules, enabling subsequent expressions to
rely on function and method prototypes defined in the module. Additional benefits of importing modules
include better error messages, eliminating potentially incorrect inferred argument types, and more.
See Xcode Release Notes for details on the enhancements.
Apple LLVM Compiler Version 6.1
●
LLVM version 6.1 includes support for C++14, enhanced warning diagnostics, and new optimizations.
This updated compiler includes full support for the C++14 language standard, a wide range of enhanced
warning diagnostics, and new optimizations. Support for the arm64 architecture has been significantly
revised to better align with the ARM implementation; the most visible impact is that several vector intrinsics
have changed to more closely match the ARM specifications.
ARM64 Intrinsics Changes
●
The argument ordering for the arm64 vfma/vfms lane intrinsics has changed.
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New Features in Xcode 6
Xcode 6.3
By default, the compiler now warns about any use of the intrinsics but will retain the old behavior. To
reduce risk, the transition to the new ordering is being completed in stages.
Important: See the section ARM64 Intrinsics Changes in Xcode Release Notes for details on this
transition.
For additional details on the Xcode 6.3 release, see Xcode Release Notes .
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New Features in Xcode 5.1
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Xcode 5.1 (page 27) includes SDKs for OS X v10.8, OS X v10.9, and iOS v7.1 and other enhancements.
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Xcode 5.1.1 (page 28) is a maintenance release addressing reported developer issues and Apple qualification
testing.
Xcode 5.1
Xcode 5.1 requires a Mac running OS X 10.8.4 (or later), or OS X 10.9. It includes the following highlighted
features:
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SDKs for OS X v10.8, OS X v10.9, and iOS v7.1
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Updates to the LLVM compiler
Important: Xcode 5.1 no longer supports building OS X apps that use garbage collection; attempting
to build such targets results in a build error. You should employ the Xcode migration tool to convert
to ARC (Automatic Reference Counting) on all projects using garbage collection. For more information
about transitioning to ARC, see Transitioning to ARC Release Notes .
●
Enhancements to Auto Layout constraints and editing tools in Interface Builder
Interface Builder supports the creation of proportional and aspect ratio constraints. Enhancements to the
Attributes inspector enable the creation of cross-attribute constraints as, for example, to align the leading
edge of one object with the center horizontal position of another. See Adding Layout Constraints to Objects
by Control-Dragging and Editing Auto Layout Constraints.
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Variables Quick Look in the Xcode debugger supporting custom object types
Developers can now provide Quick Look content for their classes. When an instance of a class is viewed
with Quick Look using the variables view or a data tip, the debugger looks for a method named
debugQuickLookObject in the class implementation. For more details, see Quick Look for Custom Types
in the Xcode Debugger .
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New Features in Xcode 5.1
Xcode 5.1.1
Xcode 5.1.1
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The Xcode 5.1.1 release is a maintenance release addressing reported developer issues and Apple
qualification testing.
For additional details on Xcode releases, see Xcode Release Notes .
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New Features in Xcode 5
Objective-CSwift
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Xcode 5.0 (page 29) is a major Xcode update which provides many new features along with support for
development with iOS 7.0 SDK.
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Xcode 5.0.1 (page 36) adds support for development on OS X v10.9 and other feature additions.
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Xcode 5.0.2 (page 37) addresses reported developer issues and Apple qualification testing.
Xcode 5.0
Xcode 5 is the latest release of the Apple developer tools. Building on the design of Xcode 4, this release focuses
on features and enhancements to improve your ability to adopt core platform features, design new interfaces,
and deliver high-quality applications.
Xcode 5 adds support for developing with iOS 7.0 SDK. Xcode 5 requires a Mac running OS X v10.8.4.
User Experience Improvements
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The Xcode 5 user experience has a cleaner UI with more working space for your content. The changes are
many and subtle—for instance, the toolbar has been shortened and simplified to produce more space in
the editors. The new look is simpler with fewer distracting details, and the highlighting of buttons and
panels is clearer and easier to see at a glance. At the same time, your familiarity with Xcode 4 works for
you—you can be familiar with the new Xcode 5 UI in just a few minutes of use. You’ll find all the familiar
controls there for you, clearer to see and use, putting your content first and foremost.
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Open Quickly has been revamped with a streamlined input panel that is easier to use. The changes under
the hood include a much stronger matching algorithm that returns highly prioritized results faster, and
the results are presented with more content.
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The refined search navigator allows all current search options and settings to be seen at a glance. The
options are easily manipulated by clicking directly on them in the search navigator. You can set search
scopes, including selecting multiple folders in a project, and save them by name for easy re-use. The search
results display wraps to allow you to see more results easily and quickly.
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New Features in Xcode 5
Xcode 5.0
Automatic Configuration
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The new Accounts preferences pane allows you to manage your Apple IDs, repositories, and continuous
integration servers from one place in Xcode preferences. Add and view your Developer Program Apple
IDs, add source code repositories to store the location and authentication information used when accessing
Subversion and Git, and add continuous integration servers to take advantage of Xcode Services on OS X
Server.
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The streamlined Capabilities settings in the project editor allow you to easily configure platform features
such as iCloud, Game Center, and more.
●
You choose the signing identity from the target editor.
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Xcode 5 uses the Accounts preferences, the Capabilities settings, and the signing identity settings to
automatically create provisioning profiles with proper settings for you. It can also identify and offer to fix
issues in provisioning profiles as well.
To learn more about the tasks and workflow required to develop and distribute OS X or iOS apps with
Xcode 5, see App Distribution Guide .
Testing
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Xcode 5 provides a new test navigator that offers an overview of all tests in the workspace. The new test
navigator has the ability to easily add new test targets and test classes, as well as the ability to run individual
tests or ad hoc collections of tests. It can also show the status of the last test run for each test.
●
New test categories in the assistant editor enable you to edit code and tests side by side. The source editor
provides the status of the tests, and you can run individual tests from within the editor. The assistant
editor’s “Test Callers” and “Test Classes” categories provide access to unit tests related to the current source
code in the primary editor.
●
The new XCTest testing framework provides support for iOS and OS X projects. It is the default for new
projects and works for iOS 7 and later, as well as all versions of OS X.
Note: Xcode 5 offers the ability to migrate your tests from the OCUnit framework to the XCTest
framework. Use the “Convert to XCTest” command located in the Refactor submenu of the Edit
menu.
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The xcodebuild command-line tool now supports the test action for both iOS and OS X tests, allowing
a scheme’s test action to be performed from the command line or integrated into other scripts. Detailed
information on using xcodebuild for running tests can be obtained using man from a Terminal window.
Type: man xcodebuild
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New Features in Xcode 5
Xcode 5.0
Continuous Integration
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Xcode 5 supports using services offered by the Xcode service included with OS X Server. You create a bot
in Xcode to build, analyze, test, and archive your project on an OS X Server shared by your development
team.
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Bots can be configured to launch an integration on every commit to your SVN or Git repository, or at
defined intervals.
●
Continuous integration allows you to see immediately when anyone on the team breaks a build or starts
failing tests.
●
You can view bot integration results in Xcode 5, drilling into build and test failures to find and fix the
problem.
Note: Xcode bots require Xcode services, a new feature of the OS X Server product, that provide:
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Hosted bots that perform continuous integration for any Xcode project
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Archives of past integration logs available to everyone on your team
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Creation and hosting of Git repositories
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A web interface for QA teams to access recent builds and archives
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A web-based “scoreboard” to display an overview of recent bot results (useful, for example,
on big-screen HDTV)
For more information about continuous integration, see Xcode Server and Continuous Integration Guide .
Debugger
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Debug gauges have been added to the debug navigator to show real-time memory, CPU activity, energy
use, iCloud, and OpenGL data with very low overhead. This improves the visibility of program data and
provides key indicators for application performance debugging.
●
Debug gauges serve as a gateway to Instruments. Open Instruments templates direct from the debug
gauge detail display to investigate a variety of memory, performance, and energy use situations.
●
The variables view and data tips display has been refined to show a summarized value for the variable,
and presents the same hierarchical display as the variables view in the Xcode debugger area for looking
at child values. The data tips support presenting variable info, and can print the Objective-C description
of the object to the console.
Clicking on the info button (
) next to a variable brings up a display showing the console output.
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Xcode 5.0
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Clicking on the Quick Look button (
contents, for known graphical types.
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The debugger automatically creates a new debug session for any embedded XPC services in an application.
) next to a variable presents a graphical display of the variable’s
Note: XPC debugging is an OS X only feature.
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The debugger now provides control options to make NSView objects more visible when debugging. The
options include turning on frame rectangles, alignment rectangles, flashing drawing done by NSView,
and others.
Note: NSView debugging options are only available for OS X 10.9 and later.
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The Debug menu includes an iCloud submenu with two new commands designed to help facilitate iCloud
development.
“Trigger Sync in Simulator” provides a convenient way to force an iCloud sync from an iOS app without
having to switch to the simulator. See the iOS Simulator (page 35) section for details on the Trigger
iCloud Sync feature.
“Delete Container Contents” enables you to delete all documents and data in an app’s iCloud container.
Note: Deleting contents from the app’s iCloud container will affect all of your iCloud enabled
devices and cannot be undone.
OpenGL ES Support
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Apps using the OpenGL ES 3.0 API can now be debugged with the OpenGL ES frame debugger.
Note: Requires devices supporting OpenGL ES 3.0 or later, see iOS Device Compatibility Reference
for details.
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The OpenGL ES shader profiler enables you to profile OpenGL ES shaders on compatible iOS devices.
When inspecting a captured OpenGL ES frame, set the debug navigator to “View Frame By Program” mode.
In this mode, you see timings for all programs, their constituent shaders, and the draw calls using those
shaders. Select a shader to see further detail on where time is spent within the shader.
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Xcode 5.0
Note: Requires devices supporting OpenGL ES 3.0 or later, see iOS Device Compatibility Reference
for details.
Shader debugging requires an ES3 capable device but not an ES3 context. That is, you can use
shader debugging with an ES2 app on OpenGL ES 3.0 compatible hardware.
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The new auto variables view mode automatically shows the relevant OpenGL ES state and bound objects
for the current OpenGL ES command.
●
Issues found in your OpenGL ES frame capture can now also be seen in the context of the frame. Issue
badges appear in the debug navigator marking commands that triggered an issue. The auto variables
view in the debug area lists the issues found at the current command.
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New OpenGL ES error breakpoints add support for breaking in the debugger in response to OpenGL ES
errors including multi-threading issues, shader compilation failures, and program link failures.
Interface Builder
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Interface Builder in Xcode 5 includes support for the iOS 7 user experience and user interface objects.
●
The Auto Layout editor provides more flexibility when designing app interfaces. The enhanced workflow
for designing interfaces with auto layout puts you in greater control of setting object relationships.
See Interface Builder Help for more information on using new Interface Builder features.
●
The new Preview mode of the Assistant editor can show how the iOS 7 UI you are designing would look
in portrait or landscape mode, or even how it would look when viewed on a device running iOS 6.
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The asset catalog manages images and icons in multiple resolutions. An asset catalog is a new asset
management file type and editor in Xcode 5. You use asset catalogs to store and manage images for
different platforms, devices, and scale factors. The catalog presents the image variants required, and
provides you with the ability to define slice and stretch points for images that are resized at runtime. For
more information on using asset catalogs, see Asset Catalog Help .
Source Control and Version Editor
●
The source control management workflow in Xcode 5 creates a project-centric experience by removing
the Repositories organizer and moving these functions into the project window and the Source Control
menu. The Source Control menu provides convenient access to many workflows including Check Out,
Commit and Push changes, Update, Add, and History.
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The Xcode 5 source control management features also include the ability to check out multiple working
copies and handle branch management directly. You manage all repository location and authentication
information in one place using Accounts preferences.
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New Features in Xcode 5
Xcode 5.0
For more information about using the new source control management workflow, see Source Control
Management Help .
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Subversion has been upgraded to version 1.7.9.
Note: The Subversion 1.7 upgrade includes a migration option. When opening an existing project
in Xcode 5, you are asked if you would like to upgrade. If you are still working with an older version
of Xcode, do not update the SVN version—once you do, you cannot go back. If you choose not to
update to 1.7, you can do so later at any time using the History command in the Source Control
menu.
The Subversion 1.7 upgrade affects only working copies of your source and not your SVN servers.
Compiler
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The new Auto Vectorizer supports automatic optimization of computational loops for both iOS and OS X
apps. To enable this option, use the Vectorize Loops option in the target build settings.
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Modules for system frameworks speed build time and provide an alternate means to import APIs from the
SDK instead of using the C preprocessor. Modules provide many of the build-time improvements of
precompiled headers with less maintenance or need for optimization. They are designed for easy adoption
with little or no source changes. Beyond build-time improvements, modules provide a cleaner API model
that enables many great features in the tools, such as Auto Linking.
Note: All new projects created in Xcode 5 now build with modules enabled by default. For
existing projects, you enable modules by using the project Build Settings panel. Search for
“module” and set Enable Modules (C and Objective-C) to YES.
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Auto Linking is enabled for frameworks imported by code modules. When a source file includes a header
from a framework that supports modules, the compiler generates extra information in the object file to
automatically link in that framework. The result is that, in most cases, you will not need to specify a separate
list of the frameworks to link with your target when you use a framework API that supports modules.
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The default C++ standard library for projects deploying to iOS 7 is now the LLVM libc++ library, which
utilizes many of the benefits of C++11. Applications built using this library can deploy back to iOS 5 and
OS X 10.7.
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LLVM now supports the AVX2 vector instruction extensions available in new Macs. To enable these
extensions, use the Xcode build setting Enable Additional Vector Extensions.
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Xcode 5.0
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A new optimization level -Ofast, available in LLVM, enables aggressive optimizations. -Ofast relaxes
some conservative restrictions, mostly for floating-point operations, that are safe for most code. It can
yield significant high-performance wins from the compiler.
Note: LLVM-GCC is not included in Xcode 5.
iOS Simulator
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iOS Simulator now supports iCloud syncing of documents and KVS data within an app, enabling apps to
sync between devices using iCloud. This feature is useful when testing to ensure that the app documents
and data are syncing properly across multiple devices.
Note: With the app running in the iOS Simulator, sign in to an Apple ID account using the
Settings app. After signing in, use the “Trigger iCloud sync” command in the Debug menu to
tell the simulator to sync with other devices.
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Chinese Sina Weibo and Tencent Weibo character systems have been added to the iOS Simulator.
Note: With your app running in the iOS Simulator, use the Settings app to add a Chinese
keyboard. Then relaunch the Settings app to see the new settings for Sina and Tencent Weibo.
See iOS Simulator User Guide for more information on using the new iOS Simulator features.
Instruments
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The Zombies instrument template has been enhanced in Xcode 5 and now supports use on devices. Using
Zombies on devices requires iOS 7.
●
The Allocations instrument now includes virtual memory mappings.
●
Retain-release pairing in the Allocations instrument has been enhanced to help track down imbalanced
retain counts.
Documentation
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The documentation experience for Xcode 5 has been redone. A separate window tailored to search and
display provides fast access to documentation resources. The documentation window supports tabs so
that you can have multiple documentation references simultaneously available.
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Xcode 5.0.1
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A dedicated table of contents display area is incorporated into the documentation window, allowing you
to easily see and browse topics in open documents.
●
The new documentation experience includes support for bookmarks and integrated, easy sharing via Mail,
Messages, and other tools.
●
Project documentation from framework API reference documentation and structured comments in your
own source code are displayed in the quick help panel and in code completion popover views. Doxygen
and HeaderDoc structured comments are supported formats.
Sprite Kit Support
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The Xcode 5 build system incorporates support for including Sprite Kit texture atlases as part of your
project’s build cycle. A texture atlas provides you with a way to improve the performance of Sprite
Kit–enabled apps by combining all of an app’s image assets into one or more large images. You can
improve the performance of your app by drawing multiple images with a single draw call. More information
about texture atlases in available in Texture Atlas Help and SpriteKit Programming Guide .
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Xcode 5 includes a new editor for Sprite Kit particle emitters. Particle emitters are a function of the Sprite
Kit framework that allow you to specify a specific point in your display and create images that move and
change over time. Using emitters, you can simulate rain, snow, spinning car wheels, fire, and many other
effects in your game. More information on particle emitters can be found in the Particle Emitter Editor
Guide , SpriteKit Framework Reference , and the SpriteKit Programming Guide .
Deprecation and Removal Notice
Important: Xcode 5 does not support use of the LLVM-GCC compiler and the GDB debugger. Existing
projects configured to use LLVM-GCC and GDB will be reconfigured to use the LLVM compiler and LLDB
debugger when opened by Xcode 5. Please file a bug using bugreporter.apple.com for any issues that
prevent you from moving to Xcode 5 for this reason.
Xcode 5.0.1
Xcode 5.0.1 adds support for development on OS X v10.9 and other feature additions.
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Development with Xcode 5.0.1 is hosted on OS X 10.8.4 or later, and OS X 10.9.
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SDKs for OS X 10.8 and OS X 10.9, and iOS 7.0.3 SDK, are included.
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Xcode 5.0.1 supports continuous integration bots, hosted on OS X Server.
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New Features in Xcode 5
Xcode 5.0.2
Use the Add button (+) button to add OS X Servers in the Accounts preferences panel, then click the menu
command Product > Create Bot.
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Includes support for OS X Server hosted repositories.
●
iOS 6 (32-bit) and iOS 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) binaries build with a single build target.
Xcode 5.0.2
●
The Xcode 5.0.2 release is a maintenance release responding to reported developer issues and Apple
qualification testing. See Xcode Release Notes for more detailed information.
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New Features in Xcode 4.6
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Xcode 4.6 (page 38) adds support for development with the iOS 6.1 SDK and includes new features for
the compiler and debugger, along with general improvements to performance and robustness.
●
Xcode 4.6.1 (page 39) supports development with OS X 10.8.3 SDK and provides compatibility for ARC in
projects targeting OS X 10.6.
●
Xcode 4.6.2 (page 39) is a maintenance release responding to developer reported issues and Apple QA
testing input.
●
Xcode 4.6.3 (page 39) fixes an issue where debugging in the iOS Simulator could hang on OS X 10.8.4.
Xcode 4.6
For the compiler:
●
Compilation warnings are added which assist in finding bugs when using ARC and weak references.
●
otool is enhanced to support disassembly of Intel AVX instructions.
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The LLVM compiler now supports C++11 “user defined literals” and “unrestricted unions” features.
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The static analyzer has enhanced cross-function analysis for C++ and Objective-C methods. With this
enhancement, the static analyzer can now find deeper bugs that cross method calls in Objective-C and
C++ code. This new capability extends the cross-function analysis for C functions that was introduced in
Xcode 4.5.
For the debugger:
●
LLDB has been enhanced to read metadata from the Objective-C runtime. This enhancement greatly
reduces the need to cast arguments and the results of message sends, and makes properties more often
usable (particularly from system classes).
●
LLDB has improved support for stepping over inlined functions. This improved support is particularly
useful for libc++ and always_inline functions like NSMakeRange.
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LLDB now prints function argument information in backtraces by default.
●
LLDB now supports “thread return,” temporary breakpoints, and a variety of aliases to add common
shortcuts from GDB.
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New Features in Xcode 4.6
Xcode 4.6.1
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The elements of NSArray and NSDictionary objects can now be inspected in the Xcode debugger.
Important: The LLVM GCC compiler does not include the latest Objective-C and C++11 features. Xcode
4.6 is the last major Xcode release which includes the LLVM GCC compiler and the GDB debugger. Please
migrate your projects to use the LLVM compiler and LLDB debugger, and file a bug in bugreporter.apple.com
for any issues that require you to use LLVM GCC or GDB.
Xcode 4.6.1
Xcode 4.6.1 is a maintenance release responding to reported developer issues and Apple qualification testing.
Major highlights of this release include:
●
Xcode 4.6.1 provides an update to the included OS X SDK, supporting new OS X v10.8.3 APIs.
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ARC compatibility has been ensured for projects targeting OS X 10.6
Xcode 4.6.2
●
The Xcode 4.6.2 release is a maintenance release responding to reported developer issues and Apple
qualification testing.
Xcode 4.6.3
●
The Xcode 4.6.3 release fixes an issue where debugging in the iOS Simulator could hang on OS X 10.8.4.
Additional improvements to Xcode robustness and reliability have been incorporated. See Xcode Release Notes
for more information.
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New Features in Xcode 4.5
Xcode 4.5 adds support for development with iOS 6 SDK and includes these additional features:
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LLDB is now the default debugger.
●
LLDB supports hardware watchpoints on iOS devices.
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OpenGL debugging and performance analysis for iOS apps is integrated into Xcode.
●
Auto Layout is supported for iOS 6.
Xcode 4.5 also extends new features released in Xcode 4.4 as listed below:
●
Improved localization workflow using base language .xib files now supports OS X 10.8 in addition to iOS
Storyboards.
●
Objective-C literals syntax in NSNumber, NSArray, and NSDictionary classes are supported for iOS.
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Support for subscripting using '[ ]' syntax with NSDictionary and NSArray are supported and deploy
back to iOS 5.
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Compatibility with the C++11 standard is improved with added support for lambda expressions.
For full details of Objective-C language feature availability, tools, and deployment capability, see Objective-C
Feature Availability Index .
Note: Check the Documentation tab of the Downloads preferences pane to be sure that Xcode
always has the latest documentation.
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New Features in Xcode 4.4
Xcode 4.4 adds features to support OS X v10.8 and iOS 5.1 as well as other enhancements to the toolset.
Note: Check the Documentation tab of the Downloads preferences pane to be sure that Xcode
always has the latest documentation.
LLVM 4.0 Compiler
Xcode includes an updated LLVM Compiler version 4.0 with the following enhancements.
Objective-C Language Features
●
Literals syntax is supported for NSArray, NSDictionary, and NSNumber objects, using the same ‘@’
operator as for NSString literals.
●
Subscripting is enabled for Objective-C containers, including NSDictionary and NSArray. Use the ‘[
]’ syntax convention.
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Objective-C @properties are synthesized by default when not explicitly implemented.
Xcode supports backward deployment of code that uses the literal syntax and object subscripting to OS X
v10.7 and later, you must use the OS X v10.8 SDK to make these features available. The default @synthesize
feature requires no special SDK or runtime support.
Note: iOS development using literal syntax and object subscripting is not yet implemented.
Improved Support for the C++11 Standard
●
Lambda expressions are allowed and permit interoperability with blocks-based APIs in Objective-C++.
●
Generalized initializer lists are supported.
●
Generalized constant expressions (constexpr) are supported.
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New Features in Xcode 4.4
Improvements to the Static Analyzer
Improvements to the Static Analyzer
Xcode’s built-in source code analysis tool, launched with the Analyze command in the Product menu, is
enhanced for common security mistakes in API and malloc usages.
●
The static analyzer engine can find complicated bugs that span function boundaries using interprocedural
analysis.
●
More exhaustive memory checks are made to malloc-related memory management and the detection
of insecure API uses.
New Interface Builder Support for AppKit Features
Xcode’s Interface Builder includes support for new AppKit features.
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Autolocalization
●
Improved trackpad API
●
Auto Layout improvements
●
CoreUI-based UI customization
●
NSView API
●
Paging control
●
The addition of Page Control View
Note: The Interface Builder features listed above require OS X v10.8 support.
Scene Kit Editor
Xcode 4.4 introduces a viewer and editor for 3D scene files, included in a project as DAE documents, to support
use of the Scene Kit API. The Scene Kit editor allows you to preview and fine-tune the 3D scenes, and play
embedded animations. You can also inspect 3D scenes for information to use in your source code. The Scene
Kit editor is invoked by selecting a DAE file in the project navigator.
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New Features in Xcode 4.4
Code Completion Enhancements
Note: The Scene Kit editor requires OS X v10.8 or later.
Code Completion Enhancements
Code completion now has an integrated form of QuickHelp with a short description of each item in the list
based on the documentation or the specific code snippet. Integrated within the code completion window, it
is displayed in a section either above or below the code completion list.
Xcode can offer symbols during code completion that haven't yet been included or imported in the current
file (the framework was added to the project, but the #import was not included in the file). When possible,
Xcode will use umbrella headers for auto import completions and will denote not-yet-linked symbols with a
#error indicating which binary needs to be linked. It is a known limitation that auto import completions are
available only for symbols that are already visible in at least one file in the current workspace. If necessary, this
can be turned off in the Text Editing preferences.
Find and Search Additions
Find and Search have been enhanced with three new capabilities:
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The Find Bar and Search Navigator have added support for find patterns as a simpler alternative to regular
expressions. In the search field, click the magnifying glass icon and select Insert Pattern.
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The Find Navigator now supports searching for references to indexed symbols. Choose Symbolic from the
Find Navigator's Style pop-up menu. This form of search performs significantly faster than textual searches
and excludes results from comments and nonsource files.
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Xcode can show the callers and callees of the current function or method. This function is accessed from
the Show Related Items menu, or by using the Assistant editor and selecting Callers or Callees in the jump
bar pop-up menu.
Source Editor Jump Bar Enhanced
The source editor jump bar pop-up menu now lists TODO and #pragma mark comments that are inside
methods and functions.
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New Features in Xcode 4.4
Gesture Support Additions for Track Pad Use
Gesture Support Additions for Track Pad Use
Pinch-to-zoom and two-finger-double-tap change the zoom level in the following editors and viewers:
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User Interface editor
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Hex editor
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Core Data Model editor
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Quicklook editor
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OpenGL ES viewers
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Instruments track view
Three-finger-single-tap invokes QuickHelp.
Two-finger-swipe moves back and forth in the Xcode history.
Notification Enhancement
Xcode 4.4 allows the OS X v10.8 systemwide notification system to display build and warning notifications.
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New Features in Xcode 4.3
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Xcode 4.3 (page 45) adds features to support iOS 5.0 and OS X v10.7, as well as other enhancements to
the toolset. Minor revision updates:
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Xcode 4.3.1 and 4.3.2 (page 47) add support for the updated iOS SDK 5.1.
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Xcode 4.3.3 (page 47) provides an update to the included OS X SDK.
Xcode 4.3
The Xcode 4.3 Toolset Is Repackaged as a Single App
This version of Xcode is distributed as a single application bundle, Xcode.app, installed through the Mac App
Store directly to the Applications folder. Installing Xcode 4.3 no longer requires the Install Xcode application.
These changes make it easier for you to install and update Xcode using the standard Mac App Store mechanism.
Complementary Tools Launch from Within Xcode
The Xcode 4.3 installation reorganizes other key development tools and allows launching them using the
Xcode > Open Developer Tool menu. For your convenience, you can also add these tools to the Dock to allow
direct access.
Command-Line Tools Are Optional
The command-line tools are not bundled with Xcode 4.3 by default. Instead, they can be installed optionally
using the Components tab of the Downloads preferences panel.
/Developer No Longer Exists
The simplification afforded by repackaging Xcode 4.3 as a single app bundle eliminates the need for the
/Developer directory containing prior versions of Xcode. As a result, the Install Xcode application and the
uninstall-devtools command line script are also no longer needed.
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Xcode 4.3
Note: The first time you run Xcode 4.3, you are prompted with a dialog to delete the Install Xcode
application from the Applications directory if one is resident, and to remove any older installation
of Xcode. These actions are optional, Xcode 4.3 can co-exist with older installations of Xcode on the
same Mac. Some operations may require an administrator password to enable them if you switch
from one version of Xcode to another.
If you choose not to delete these items on the first launch of Xcode 4.3, you can remove the
/Developer folder and the Install Xcode application by dragging them to the Trash at any time.
Since the /Developer directory no longer exists with Xcode 4.3, some other parts of prior Xcode installations
have moved.
Sample Code. The three sample projects previously available in /Developer/Examples—TextEdit, Sketch
and CircleView—have been moved to the Sample Code sections of the iOS and OS X Developer Libraries at
developer.apple.com.
Plug-ins, templates and other sub-components. Any path for component additions to developer tools that
was previously found in a subdirectory of /Developer is now going to be located internal to the Xcode 4.3
application bundle. For example, Instruments templates—files such as
Automation.tracetemplate—previously located in the /Developer subdirectory at
/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneOS.platform/… is now stored in a similar path inside
/Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/….
Other standalone utility applications and add-on technologies. Several additional tools are no longer part
of the default Xcode installation, they are now downloadable as separate packages. The More Developer Tools
menu command provides a direct jump to developer.apple.com/downloads in Safari where these development
tools can be found.
The available downloads include:
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Audio tools: AULab, HALLab, and audio utility source code
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Accessibility tools: Accessibility Inspector, Accessibility Verifier
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Hardware IO tools: Bluetooth tools, IORegistryExplorer, USB Prober
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Graphics tools: CI Filter Browser Widget, OpenGL tools, Pixie, Quartz Debug, Quartz Composer tools
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Auxiliary tools: Clipboard Viewer, CrashReporterPrefs, Help Indexer, PackageMaker, Speech tools, SleepX
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Dashcode: Dashcode application
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New Features in Xcode 4.3
Xcode 4.3.1 and 4.3.2
Auto Layout Is Now the Default for All New Cocoa Projects
New Cocoa projects created in Xcode 4.3 now use Interface Builder’s Auto Layout feature by default. It can be
disabled by deselecting an option in the Interface Builder design canvas:
Xcode 4.3.1 and 4.3.2
Xcode 4.3.1 and 4.3.2 add support for iOS 5.1 and include the new features of Xcode 4.3.
Note: The Xcode 4.3.2 release is a maintenance release responding to reported developer issues
and Apple qualification testing.
Xcode 4.3.3
Xcode 4.3.3 provides an update to the included OS X SDK, supporting new OS X v10.7.4 APIs. Otherwise, Xcode
4.3.3 offers no new features.
Additional improvements to Xcode robustness and reliability have been incorporated. See Xcode Release Notes
for more detailed update information.
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New Features in Xcode 4.2
Xcode 4.2 adds features to support iOS 5 as well as other enhancements to the application.
Automatic Reference Counting
Xcode 4.2 includes a menu item to convert targets to use Automatic Reference Counting (ARC), which automates
memory management for Objective-C objects. ARC makes memory management much easier, greatly reducing
the chance that your program will have memory leaks. First, Xcode reviews your project to determine whether
there are items that cannot be converted (and that you must therefore change manually). Then, Xcode rewrites
your source code to use ARC.
To initiate the process, enable Continue building after errors in the General Preferences pane, then choose
Edit > Refactor > Convert to Objective-C ARC. The targets that you convert are updated to build using the
Apple LLVM compiler. Xcode attempts to build your target and to determine what changes must be made to
use ARC. If it finds any issues that prevent conversion, Xcode displays a dialog directing you to review the
errors in the Issue navigator. After you correct the errors, choose the Convert to Objective-C Automatic Reference
Counting menu item again to restart the ARC-conversion workflow.
When Xcode successfully builds your application, it takes a snapshot of the current code so that you can revert
later if you want to. Then Xcode displays a preview dialog showing the changes it’s going to make. When you
accept the changes, Xcode converts your code to use ARC.
For more information on ARC, see Transitioning to ARC Release Notes .
Default Compiler
The default compiler for iOS development in Xcode 4.2 is LLVM 3.0. Compared with the GCC compiler that was
the default in Xcode 4.0 and the LLVM-GCC compiler in Xcode 4.1, LLVM provides better code generation and
optimization than GCC, along with newer language support than LLVM-GCC, including support for ARC in
Objective-C and for the new C++ standard, C++0x.
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New Features in Xcode 4.2
Storyboards
Storyboards
In Xcode 4.2, the Interface Builder user interface for iOS app UI design is based on using storyboards, that is,
images of view controllers populated with user interface objects and connected together with segues.
Storyboards enable you to use Interface Builder to specify all the screens in your application, including the
transitions between them and the controls used to trigger the transitions. With storyboards, you can lay out
every possible path through your application graphically, greatly reducing the amount of code you need to
write for a complex multiscreen application.
To create a project that uses view controllers, choose File > New > New Project and select the Use Storyboard
checkbox in the options dialog.
You start with a view controller object that represents your first scene (the initial view controller ). To get view
controllers for your storyboard, select Objects and Controllers from the Object library and drag the view
controllers you want onto the canvas. Each view controller manages a single scene. On the iPhone, each scene
represents the contents of a single screen. For iPad applications, a screen can be composed of the contents of
more than one scene.
To storyboard your application, you link each object that’s in a view controller and that can cause a change in
the display, to another view controller that configures and implements the new scene. As you can see in the
illustration below, the initial view controller has a green outline. You link the various view controllers in Interface
Builder by Control-dragging between controls and view controllers. You can drag from any control that has
an output to the header of any other view controller. You can add controls and views to each view controller’s
view just as you would add objects to a window or a view in the nib file of an Xcode 3 or Xcode 4.0 application.
The arrows between view controllers represent the segues from one scene to another. To configure a segue—for
example, to specify the kind of transition to use between scenes—click the arrow and open the Attributes
inspector. To define a custom transition, select Custom for the style of the segue and fill in the name of your
custom segue class. Standard segue classes are in UIKit (see UIKit Framework Reference ). For information about
implementing the methods in the UIViewController class, see UIViewController Class Reference .
The result is a storyboard that graphically represents every screen of your application and the flow of control
among the screens. Double-click the canvas to zoom out to see the entire storyboard.
OpenGL ES Frame Capture
The debugging experience has been updated to include a new workflow for debugging iOS OpenGL ES
applications. When frame capture is enabled in the scheme for the application, the debug bar provides a new
control for entering the OpenGL ES frame debugging view.
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New Features in Xcode 4.2
OpenGL ES Frame Capture
To enable this feature, you must run the application on a device and the device must be running iOS 5.0 or
later. Set the destination in the scheme menu to an iOS device and choose Edit Scheme from the scheme
selector in the toolbar. Select the Run action, click the Options tab, and select the OpenGL ES Enable Frame
Capture checkbox.
When you build and run your OpenGL ES application, the debug bar includes a frame capture button. Click
that button to capture a frame.
You can use Xcode 4.2 to:
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Inspect OpenGL ES state information.
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Introspect OpenGL ES objects such as view textures and shaders.
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Step through draw calls and watch the changes with each call.
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Step through the state calls that precede each draw call to see exactly how the image is constructed.
The debug navigator has a list of every draw call and state call associated with that frame. The buffers associated
with the frame are shown in the editor pane, and the state information is shown in the debug pane.
You can step through draw calls in the debug navigator, or by using the double arrows and slider in the debug
bar.
When you use the draw call arrows or slider, you can have Xcode select the stepped-to draw call in the debug
navigator. To do so, Control-click below the captured frame and choose Reveal in Debug Navigator from the
shortcut menu.
You can also use the shortcut menu to toggle between a standard view of the drawing and a wireframe view.
The wireframe view highlights the element being drawn by the selected draw call.
Open the Assistant editor to see the objects associated with the captured frame. In the Assistant editor you
can choose to see all the objects, only bound objects, or the stack. Open a second Assistant editor pane to see
both the objects and the stack for the frame at the same time.
Double-click an object in the Assistant editor to see details about that object. For example, if you double-click
a texture object, you can see the texture in detail.
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New Features in Xcode 4.2
Location Simulation
Location Simulation
In Xcode 4.0 and 4.1, you could simulate only the current location in your application. As of Xcode 4.2, you can
simulate locations other than your current location in iOS applications that use Core Location. To set a location,
choose Edit Scheme from the scheme selector in the toolbar, select the Run action, and click the Options tab.
You can then choose a location from the Location menu.
In addition, if you are running an application for iOS 5.0 or later that uses Core Location, the debug bar has
the same location drop-down menu.
Downloading Components
To improve download time and installation efficiency with Xcode 4.2, the standard Xcode installer excludes
some large tool components, such as older simulators, that are not essential to the current development toolset.
Xcode presents you with a dialog when the simulator needs to be downloaded. Documentation preferences
has consequently been replaced with Downloads preferences, including both documentation and components
(simulators and SDKs). Using the Components tab of the Downloads preferences pane, you can view a description
of each available component, download and install it.
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New Features in Xcode 4.1
Xcode 4.1 adds features to support OS X v10.7 Lion as well as other enhancements to the application.
This article describes the new features in Xcode 4.1. For details on how to use these features, see Xcode Overview .
Project Modernization
When you open a project, Xcode 4 evaluates it to see whether there are any settings that should be updated.
This feature provides an easy way to make sure your projects conform to the latest SDKs and best practices.
Open the Issue navigator to see whether anything in your project needs to be updated. You can also select
the project in the project navigator and choose Editor > Validate Settings.
If the Issue navigator lists modernization issues, click the issue to see a dialog that explains the updates that
should be made and lets you perform any or all of them.
After you have clicked Perform Changes, whether you choose to make all the changes or not, Xcode does not
show the warning again. To rerun the check, select your project in the Project navigator and choose Validate
Settings from the Editor menu.
Default Compiler
The default compiler for iOS development in Xcode 4.1 is LLVM-GCC 4.2. Compared with the GCC compiler
that was the default in Xcode 4.0, LLVM-GCC provides better code generation and optimization than GCC,
while being exactly source compatible with GCC 4.2.
Custom Behaviors
The Behaviors preferences pane lets you specify what should happen when a variety of events occur. Xcode
4.1 introduces new Behavior options, such as running a script, collapsing and expanding the navigator and
utilities panes and the toolbar, or switching to Full Screen mode. This feature greatly expands the power of
Xcode behaviors, enabling Xcode to run a script or perform a variety of actions in response to a large number
of triggers.
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Preprocessor or Assembly Output
You can also can design custom behaviors by defining behaviors that are triggered by menu items or their key
equivalents. This feature allows you to create behaviors that you can invoke at any time. Once you’ve created
a behavior, it appears in the Xcode > Behaviors menu.
To assign key equivalents to custom behaviors, in the Key Bindings preferences pane, select the Customized
tab to find the behavior for which you want to assign a key equivalent.
Preprocessor or Assembly Output
Xcode 4.1 introduces commands in the Product > Generate Output menu to process source files and generate
the preprocessed output or assembly output.
The preprocessor evaluates directives in your source code (instructions starting with the pound sign (#) such
as includes, defines, and conditional logic) and converts them into C code to be sent to the compiler. You can
examine the preprocessed output to make sure that the logic in your source code is being interpreted by the
preprocessor as you expect in order to debug compilation problems.
The assembly output is the set of instructions that the compiler generated from the preprocessed output. You
can study the assembly output to see how the instructions were formed or ordered, to seek out better
optimization patterns, or to look for compiler bugs.
The output type is also a new category in the assistant editor for a selected primary file.
Autolayout
Interface Builder in Xcode 4.1 adds support for the new AppKit Autolayout feature. Autolayout, available starting
with OS X v10.7 Lion, uses relationships called constraints to govern the layout of objects in the user interface.
This feature is a complete replacement for the autoresizing mask. As you make changes to any view or control
in Interface Builder (move it around, resize it, change an attribute, add a subview, and so forth), Interface Builder
automatically adds and removes constraints based on the new layout. When you enable this feature, Interface
Builder shows the constraints as you work.
Note: Autolayout is available only in OS X v10.7 Lion and later. If you are running Xcode 4 in OS X
v10.6 Snow Leopard, Autolayout is not available.
Autolayout is enabled per nib. To start using Autolayout, select the Use Autolayout checkbox in the File inspector
for each nib. When you enable Autolayout, Xcode updates your build settings, if necessary, to ensure your
deployment target is OS X v10.7 or greater. For nib files in projects that had been targeted for OS X v10.6 or
earlier, Interface Builder adds constraints to your nib files automatically when you enable Autolayout.
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New Features in Xcode 4.1
Build Setting Values in Scheme Pre- and Post-Action Scripts
You can edit an automatic constraint or add your own. To add a constraint, select the view or views for which
you want to add the constraint and choose a constraint from the Editor > Add Constraint menu.
You can delete a user constraint, but not an automatic constraint. Rather than trying to delete automatic
constraints, create the constraints you want.
Build Setting Values in Scheme Pre- and Post-Action Scripts
There is often a need to access values from the target build settings in pre- and post-action scripts (similar to
the way shell script build phases work). This enhancement allows a pre- or post-action script to define the
target build settings to use via a pop-up menu in the scheme editor’s pre- and post-action panes.
OS X Application Sandbox
An application sandbox enforces restrictions, known as entitlements , on how an application can interact with
the rest of the system. A sandboxed application is harder to compromise and therefore enhances security for
users. For example, if your application has no need to have access to the network, you can specify that the
application’s sandbox should prohibit network access. Then if a hostile hacker manages to take over control
of your application on a user’s computer, the hacker won’t be able to use the application to send email or
connect to the internet.
The iOS platform has supported entitlements for a while, and with Lion, OS X does as well. With Xcode 4.1, the
project editor provides a UI for setting up entitlements for OS X applications. You can set entitlements for each
target in the project editor. There is also a default code-signing entitlements file available in the file templates
in the utilities pane.
Note: Although the OS X sandboxing UI is available in Xcode on v10.6 Snow Leopard, only OS X
v10.7 Lion and later versions of the operating system enforce the entitlements.
When you enable application sandboxing, you can select an entitlements file if you already have one. If you
do not, Xcode creates one with the name of your project and the extension entitlements. You can view and
edit this file with the property list editor in Xcode.
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New Features in Xcode 4.1
Debugger Disassembly
Debugger Disassembly
The debugger disassembly feature provides you the ability to select what kind of content you view when
debugging: source only (when available), disassembly only, or source and disassembly. The disassembly is the
set of assembly-language instructions seen by the debugger while your program is running. Viewing the
disassembly can give you more insight into what your code is doing when it’s stopped at a breakpoint. By
viewing the disassembly and source code together, you can more easily relate the instruction being executed
with the code you wrote.
Choose Product > Debug Workflow to enable the disassembly-only display. The source and disassembly display
is implemented as an Assistant category.
Git Remote Management
Support has been added in Xcode 4.1 for managing GIT remote repositories. You can select remote repositories
from appropriate SCM workflows (such as push or pull). This feature enhances the ability of Xcode to be used
for source control management.
In-Place Snapshot Restoration
With the Xcode 4.0 release, snapshots could not be restored on top of the current project content. The workflow
for replacing the current version of your application with the version preserved in a snapshot involved restoring
the snapshot, and then using the Finder to delete the current version and move the snapshot version into the
appropriate folder. With Xcode 4.1, snapshots are automatically restored on top of the current version, unless
you specify otherwise.
In Xcode 4.1, when you choose Restore Snapshot from the File menu and select the snapshot to restore, Xcode
displays a preview dialog in which you can review the differences between the current version of the project
and the snapshot version. When you click Restore, Xcode replaces the current version of the project with the
version in the snapshot. Xcode makes a snapshot of the current version before replacing it.
To restore a snapshot in a new location instead of restoring on top of the current project, select the snapshot
in the Projects pane of the Organizer window, choose the project you want to restore, and click the Export
Snapshot button at the bottom of the window.
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New Features in Xcode 4.1
Internal Project Files in Repositories
Internal Project Files in Repositories
This feature provides visibility into internal project files (schemes, user interface settings, and so forth) when
looking at SCM details in the SCM commit and update workflows. You can use this facility to save and keep
track of versions of project files in the same way as you save and keep track of source files.
Scheme and Run-Destination Selection
The popup menu for selecting schemes and run destinations has been changed to a path control, in order to
provide you the ability to select either the scheme or run destination independently. You can still select both
in a single gesture (using the submenus of the schemes). For projects or workspaces having a large number
of schemes and several run destinations, this path control makes the menu much shorter and easier to deal
with.
Key Bindings for Closing a Project or a Workspace
In Xcode 4.0, there was no default key binding to close a project or workspace. If you held the Option key when
clicking the close box in the upper-left corner of the workspace window, all tabs, windows, and the project
were closed, so that when you reopened the project, your previous set of windows and tabs did not reopen.
In Xcode 4.1, the Command-Option-W key combination closes the project or workspace. Also, when you hold
the Option key and click the close box, the project or workspace closes without first closing all windows and
tabs. In this way, your window configuration is restored the next time you open the project.
Interface Builder Plug-in Support
If you used Interface Builder plug-ins in Xcode 3, you can continue to build and run your project in Xcode 4,
and you can update your project to make your nib files editable in Xcode 4.
Xcode 4 provides limited support for Interface Builder 3 plug-ins. Specifically, you can build a project with
Interface Builder plug-in dependencies, but you can’t edit the nib files. When you try to open a nib file with
plug-in dependencies, Xcode 4 displays a dialog suggesting that you update the file. If you agree, Xcode
converts the class of custom objects built with plug-ins to the nearest AppKit class. If the conversion isn’t
possible, Xcode 4 provides a detailed error message. In that case, you must remove the plug-in dependency
using Interface Builder 3 before you can edit the nib file in Xcode 4.
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Document Revision History
This table describes the changes to What's New in Xcode .
Date
Notes
2015-04-08
Updated for Xcode 6.3.
2015-03-09
Updated for Xcode 6.2.
2014-11-18
Updated for Xcode 6.1.1.
2014-10-16
Updated for Xcode 6.1 Beta.
2014-09-17
Updated for Xcode 6.
2014-04-10
Updated for Xcode 5.1.1.
2014-03-10
Updated for Xcode 5.1.
2013-11-11
Updated for Xcode 5.0.2.
2013-10-22
Updated for Xcode 5.0.1.
2013-09-18
Updated for Xcode 5.
2013-06-13
Describes the updates in Xcode 4.6.3.
2013-04-16
Describes the updates in Xcode 4.6.2.
2013-03-14
Describes the updates in Xcode 4.6.1.
2013-01-28
Describes the new features in Xcode 4.6.
2012-09-19
Describes the new features in Xcode 4.5
2012-06-11
Describes changes for the Xcode 4.4 release.
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Date
Notes
Describes changes for the Xcode 4.3.3 release.
2012-05-09
Updated for the Xcode 4.3.2 release.
2012-03-08
Describes the new features in Xcode 4.3.1
2012-02-16
Describes the new features in Xcode 4.3
2011-10-12
Describes the new features in Xcode 4.2.
2011-07-05
Describes how to use the features new in Xcode 4.1.
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