September 11, 2009, 8:22 AM — by Amy Bennett -- Whether you're just getting started with Xcode or have been developing iPhone apps for a while, you're probably looking for ways to do things better and faster.
Here, courtesy of the Twitter community, are some keyboard shortcuts and time savers to add to your arsenal.
Ready to speed things up? Start now!
- omphal My favourite Xcode shortcut : ctrl-2 to switch keyboard focus to the messages/functions popup menu in the code editor.
- mz2 My favourite keyboard shortcut of the day: Cmd+Alt+UpArrow (swaps between .h and .m in Xcode)
- aaronjensen if you're working in xcode, the most important keyboard shortcut is cmd+shift+d, it's like your R# goto type/file/symbol all in one.
- A_11 @ay23 Xcode tips: Apple-] and Apple-[ to shift a block of code right/left.
Yet more time savers
ulisdevdiary Nice obscure feature of the day: Xcode Edit -> Insert text Macro -> C -> Parenthesize Selection. Define a shortcut for it & rejoice.
iCuriosity Tips: In Xcode Editor, Option+Double Click on a word, will jump directly to the API doc. #xcode #mac #iphone
smplnerd SetFile. One of the greatest hidden gems of the Developer Tools. #adc #Xcode #osx
tomkinsc fixing Xcode annoyance: when using a 3rd-party keyboard, fix Home and End key behavior in Xcode prefs -> Key Bindings -> move to begin/end