Dashcode For Dummies by Jesse Feiler

By Jesse Feiler

Create widgets and internet apps for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac OS X with DashcodeDashcode is a software program program that makes it speedy and simple to create dashboard widgets and internet apps for Mac pcs, iPhone, and iPad. Widgets and net apps attach clients with content material from the net akin to Twitter feeds, motion picture showtimes, information updates, and extra. Dashcode presents a library of image parts and traditional code that you simply drag-and-drop into your app, and this consultant exhibits you the way to take advantage of it to deliver your inspiration to lifestyles. discover ways to create, customise, and distribute your apps, no matter if you are a programming novice.Dashcode presents a brief and straightforward technique to create dashboard and net widgets for Apple devicesThis consultant exhibits you the way to exploit the integrated Dashcode instruments, together with graphical parts and sensible code, to create internet apps utilizing your dataLearn to customise your app, upload media, retrieve info from net prone on your app, and installation your widgetsEven if you are new to programming, you could learn how to create and distribute widgets with DashcodeDashcode For Dummies will get you up and operating with this cool instrument for growing exact net apps and dashboard widgets.

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Packaging a Dashboard widget The structure of a Dashboard widget is basically the same as for a Safari Web application (see preceding section) except for two differences: ✓ Dashboard widgets have no alternate environments. For Safari, you can have mobile or desktop environments. You have only one environment for Dashboard widgets. (A word to the wise: This structure handles widgets and apps equally well. ) ✓ Mac OS X can hide the files using a package. Mac OS X has a concept called packages. Most applications are packages.

You can construct very complex sets of rules; if they’re clear to the user at some level, they can make for a successful and powerful interface. As an example, consider the View menu and the View item in the toolbar: They bring up the same menu of views. Most Dashcode users probably think that they just control what the user wants to view, but that is just the beginning of their functionality. The little dividing lines in the menu shown in the View command and by View in the toolbar group some of the items together, and for many users, that logical grouping isn’t worth a second thought.

You can find examples of the data files in Chapter 12. Understanding the Structure of Apps and Widgets You can work with Dashcode without knowing the details of how it does what it does. ) How deeply you get into the structure of Dashcode is up to you. This section provides a highlevel structural view; you find details throughout the book. And if you just want to focus on what you can do with Dashcode, feel free to do so. Dashcode projects consist of code that is contained within the templates.

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