* Posts by John C. Randolph

1 post • joined 13 Mar 2008

A better way to build OS X preferences

John C. Randolph
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Bloody Stupid.

This is an extremely stupid thing to do. You can already write Prefs panes, starting with the Preference Pane template in Xcode, and you can access a users' preferences database with published API. See the NSUserDefaults and NSUserDefaultsController classes.

When you use undocumented methods, you make your apps fragile and you're opting out of getting any support.

-jcr

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