This post is a quick rundown of the Key Elements of Xcode and a quick start guide to a Hello World App. I won’t get into all of the nitty gritty details of what Xcode can do, but I will provide some information on the most useful bits of Xcode.
- You Have Already Installed Xcode 4.5 . If not Please do so.
Creating A Project
After opening Xcode and creating a new project you will be presented with a number of template options for the new iOS project. As a beginner, the Single View Application will be most useful to you. As a Starting point, a lot of Developers tend to use A single View Controller or a Empty Application instead of the other options.
Select Single View Application and press Next.
The next Screen will be for Project Options. The Product Name is the most important Field here as it will be the project name. Fill in the Organization and Company Identifier. These fields are arbitrary while learning but Xcode still requires them. Make sure the “Use Storyboards” and “Use Automatic Reference Counting” check boxes are checked. Since we’re doing an iPhone App choose iPhone from the devices drop down.