PBXtra 0.3 review

by rbytes.net on

Problem: I don't have the Cocoa API memorized.

License: Freeware
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 92K
Developer: culater.net
Price: $0.00
Updated: 19 Jun 2006
0 stars award from rbytes.net

I don't have the Cocoa API memorized.


Better Solution:
Use the source code indexer to give me some hints...

The PBXtra.bundle adds some some simple symbol searching / completion capabilities to Project Builder for Objective-C. It does this by creating an NSTextView category (PBXtra) and adding a new method called PBXtra_listMatchingSymbols:.

It should be stressed that this is just a thin wrapper around the Project Builder indexing engine and that I haven't written any amazing code to parse Objective-C source code.


* Copy the PBXtra.pbplugin directory into /Developer/ProjectBuilder Extras/Plug-ins/
* Copy the PBKeyBinding.dict file into ~/Library/KeyBindings/

You may have to create these directories if they don't exist already.

Note: You can also use the ~/Developer/ProjectBuilder Extras/Plug-ins/ directory, which will only load this plugin when you are logged in. Thanks go to Armin Briegel for pointing this out.

What's New:
Repackaged as Project Builder plugin.

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