Category: Xcode 10

Layout iPad Landscape and Multitasking Apps

Note:You can find a video of this tip here on LinkedIn Learning If there’s one thing in auto layout that drives me nuts it is laying out for landscape different than portrait on an iPad. Phones are easy since the class sizes are different…

Use the Speech Synthesizer

It’s sometimes nice to add a little sound to your applications, and even better to add a voice. Outside Siri, you can use a cool and simple AVFoundation API to make iOS devices talk. Let’s learn how to use the Speech synthesizer. Download the…

The Settings Bundle

You’ll often want default settings that users can change. iOS provides the settings bundle for storing this information. Let’s look at how to use the settings bundle. Download the starter example file. I created a project which eventually will display the user’s default pizza….

Customizing Tab Bar Controller Icons.

One of the more perplexing parts of using tab bar controllers is customizing tabs. If you understand some of the properties of an image, You can do some major customization. Download the example file. If you open the main storyboard you’ll see three view…

Add Provisional Permissions for Notifications

If you’ve worked with notifications before, you’ve probably dealt with user permissions. IN iOS 12, there’s a new type of user notification permission to handle a situation that happens often, which is super easy to add to already existent code. Download the exercise file and…

Changes to Xcode 10 Storyboards.

There’s been some great changes to playgrounds in Xcode 10 that will make your code even easier to prototype than ever before. Let’s take a look at some of the changes.  In Xcode 10 open a new single view playground, and save it as…

Use Code Snippets

An often neglected feature of Xcode is code snippets. Code snippets are quick ways to add code you frequently use. In Xcode 10 there were some major changes to code snippets, which might confuse those who use them now, but make them even easier to…

Xcode 10 Storyboard Changes

Note: You can also watch a video of this lesson at Lynda. com and LinkedInLearning.  There’s been a few changes  to the storyboard in Xcode 10, some might just drive you crazy if you don’t know how to use them. Some are really cool…