Dash Plugin for Xcode
This plugin allows you to use Dash instead of Xcode's own documentation viewer when using Option-Click (or the equivalent keyboard shortcut) to view the documentation for the selected symbol.
If you like reading Apple's documentation, you might also like my iOS app DocSets for reading on your iPad or iPhone, even if you have no internet connection.
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Usage & Installation
- Download the source, build the Xcode project and restart Xcode. The plugin will automatically be installed in
~/Library/Application Support/Developer/Shared/Xcode/Plug-ins. To uninstall, just remove the plugin from there (and restart Xcode).
- To use - Option-Click any method/class/symbol in Xcode's text editor.
- If you prefer the keyboard, set up a shortcut in Xcode's Preferences > Key Bindings for Quick Help for Selected Item.
- If you like the default Xcode quick help popover, check out the Quick Help Popover Usage section below.
- The plugin can automatically enable/disable docsets (e.g. OS X or iOS) based on what you're working on. Check out the Automatic Platform Detection section below.
Quick Help Popover
If you like the quick help popover that Xcode shows by default when you Option-Click something, you can re-enable it by going to Edit > Dash Integration > Replace Reference.
With this option enabled, Dash will only open when you Option-Double Click something or when you click a link in the quick help popover.
Automatic Platform Detection
The plugin can use Xcode's current active scheme to try to guess which docsets it should search, making it very easy to switch between iOS, OS X or even C/C++ projects. It's recommended that all users try out this feature and report back anything that might be wrong.
To enable automatic platform detection, go to Edit > Dash Integration > Advanced > Enable Dash Platform Detection in Xcode's menu (after you installed the plugin).
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