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An API for manipulating Xcode project files.


Adding Source Files to a Project

Project* project = [[Project alloc] initWithFilePath:@"MyProject.xcodeproj"];
Group* group = [project groupWithPath:@"Main"];
ClassDefinition* classDefinition = [[ClassDefinition alloc] initWithName:@"MyNewClass"];
[classDefinition setHeader:@"<some-header-text>"];
[classDefinition setSource:@"<some-impl-text>"];

[group addClass:classDefinition];
[project save];

Specifying Source File Belongs to Target

File* sourceFile = [project fileWithName:@"MyNewClass.m"];
Target* examples = [project targetWithName:@"Examples"];
[examples addMember:sourceFile];
[project save];

Adding a Xib File

This time, we'll use a convenience method on xcode_Group to specify the targets at the same time:

XibDefinition* xibDefinition = [[XibDefinition alloc] initWithName:@"MyXibFile" content:@"<xibXml>"];
[group addXib:xibDefinition toTargets:[project targets]];
[project save];

Adding a Framework

FrameworkDefinition* frameworkDefinition = 
    [[FrameworkDefinition alloc] initWithFilePath:@"<framework path>" copyToDestination:NO];
[group addFramework:frameworkDefinition toTargets:[project targets]];
[project save];

Setting copyToDestination to YES, will cause the framework to be first copied to the group's directory within the project, and subsequently linked from there.


The Source/Tests folder contains further usasge examples. A good starting point is to run the test target in Xcode. This will extract a test project to the /tmp directory, where you'll be able to see the outcome for yourself.


Just the Framework

Open the project in XCode and choose Product/Build.

Command-line Build

Includes Unit Tests, Integration Tests, Code Coverge and API reports installed to Xcode.

Requirements (one time only)

In addition to Xcode, requires the Appledoc and lcov packages. A nice way to install these is with MacPorts.

git clone
sudo port install lcov

NB: Xcode 4.3+ requires command-line tools to be installed separately.

Running the build (every other time)


Feature Requests and Contributions

. . . are very welcome.

If you're using the API shoot me an email and tell me what you're doing with it.


Xcode-editor has been tested on Xcode 4+. It should also work on earlier versions of Xcode. The AppCode IDE from JetBrains is not yet supported.



Apache License, Version 2.0, January 2004,