Objective-C NSString + Contains

Within C# we have access to a String class from .NET which is full of helpful string manipulation methods. Many other languages have their own forms of a String library and Objective-C is right there with those languages with its NSString class. While NSString is very useful I do find it odd from time to time the naming or usage of certain methods to accomplish tasks. For example, within any .NET based language, such as C#, I have access to a handy method called String.Contains. It’ll return a true or false depending if the the string you pass as a parameter is within, or contained, within the main string object you call this method from.

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Objective-C Tip: Switch Statements

During one of my sessions of working on the iPhone game. I noticed something very strange within Objective-C.

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XCode: The Starting Curly Brace

UPDATE: With XCode 4 this process no longer works. There is a tool I found called Snippet Edit. It works really well and it is free.

As I dive deeper into the world of programming for Apple hardware I bring along with me past practices or habits that I must change in order to fit into the Objective-C world. It has been years since I last touched C/C++ and coming from a world of .NET and C#, my first impressions of XCode and Objective-C was basically taking a few steps backwards.

I couldn’t have been more wrong…

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