Xcode plug-in that provides autocomplete for imageNamed: calls
Objective-C
Latest commit 54314c3 Dec 14, 2016 @ksuther committed on GitHub Merge pull request #88 from xz410236056/master
Add support for xcode8.1

README.md

KSImageNamed-Xcode


What is this?

Can't remember whether that image you just added to the project was called button-separator-left or button-left-separator? Now you don't have to, because this will autocomplete your imageNamed: calls like you'd expect. Just type in [NSImage imageNamed: or [UIImage imageNamed: and all the images in your project will conveniently appear in the autocomplete menu. You'll even get a handy preview of the image you're about to select.

Developed and tested against Xcode 7. Objective-C and Swift are both supported.

Screenshot

How do I use it?

Manually

Build the KSImageNamed target in the Xcode project and the plug-in will automatically be installed in ~/Library/Developer/Xcode/Plug-ins. Relaunch Xcode and imageNamed: will magically start autocompleting your images.

Important: Old versions of KSImageNamed were installed in ~/Library/Developer/Application Support/Developer/Shared/Xcode/Plug-ins. Make sure to remove KSImageNamed.xcplugin from there before installing the new one.

Alcatraz

Install Alcatraz, restart Xcode and press ⇧⌘9. You can find KSImageNamed in the list and click the icon on the left to install.

How do I include file extensions when autocompleting?

Enter the following command and relaunch Xcode:
defaults write com.apple.dt.Xcode KSShowExtensionInImageCompletion -bool YES

Possible future improvements

Ideas for people who might want to hack on this:

  1. Only include images that are in the current project. Currently all images in the workspace are shown.
  2. Show an image preview and dimensions when clicking on an imageNamed: string in the editor

License

MIT License

Copyright (c) 2013 Kent Sutherland

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