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Dash Plugin for Xcode

Overview

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.

While you could also use Dash's "Look up in Dash" Services menu item, this is better in several ways:

  • It's smart about looking up symbols that are split across multiple ranges (e.g. option-clicking on foo: in something like [self foo:x withBar:y andBaz:z] searches for foo:withBar:andBaz: instead of just foo:).
  • It's faster to use with the mouse, and the keyboard shortcut can be set directly in Xcode's preferences.
  • You don't have to select the entire symbol that you want to look up.

If you want to use Xcode's built-in documentation popover again, you can temporarily disable the Dash integration using the "Open Quick Help in Dash" item in the "Edit" menu.

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.

I'm @olemoritz on Twitter.

Installation

Simply 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).

This is tested on OS X 10.8 with Xcode 4.5.

License

Copyright (c) 2012, Ole Zorn
All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

* Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this
  list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

* Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice,
  this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation
  and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

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