Interface Builder Tricks


Interface Builder is a great tool for creating the UI for iOS apps. Most iOS developers already know the basics of how to use it. So in this post, I’ll share a few of the more obscure techniques for getting the most out of IB.


Aural Breakpoints


Breakpoints are a time-tested debugging mechanism, but sometimes bringing your application to a halt will interrupt the very thing you’re debugging. This issue often comes up when creating UI elements that can be pinched, dragged, or rotated. Often, the best way to inspect these events is to hear audio feedback, allowing you to debug without pausing the app or taking your eyes off the screen. In this post, I’ll show how to use Xcode’s breakpoint features that utilize sound.