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ITPathbar is a NSPathControl subclass, with a custom design.
Branch: master



ITPathbar depends on NSCell which is soon to be deprecated. As of right now, I don't recommend using this control in new projects.

I'm currently working on ITPathbar v2.0 that uses NSView and Core Animation which will be a much better fit for modern hardware. I'll release it once it's usable.


ITPathbar uses private API.
One of my apps on the Mac App Store is using it though.
I'm not completely sure of why Apple allowed this, so I can't promise anything.


You want to use ITPathbar? Cool, I'm glad!

Copy files

You have to copy the following files in order to get ITPathbar working:

  • ITPathbar.h
  • ITPathbar.m
  • ITPathbarCell.h
  • ITPathbarCell.m
  • ITPathbarComponentCell.h
  • ITPathbarComponentCell.m

Make sure to copy them to the project, and to add them to the target.

You can also either copy all the images from the sample project, or you can draw your own component cells.

Use in a project

ITPathbar is simple to use. Just drag a NSView onto your window in Interace Builder. Then set it's custom class ITPathbar. That's it!

Now just connect an Outlet to it and you can add and remove items like this:

[self.pathbar insertItemWithTitle:@"Component title" atIndex:0];
[self.pathbar addItemWithTitle:@"Component title"];
[self.pathbar removeItemAtIndex:0];
[self.pathbar removeLastItem];

If you have any questions, feel free to let me know at

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