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Trying to install Xcode on Yosemite 10.10.5

I'm trying to install Xode 7 beta 6 version on Yosemite. I used the command 'Xcode-select --install' in terminal. It says 'xcode-select: error: command line tools are already installed, use "Software ...
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Text Editor Graphical Glitch on Xcode 6.4

I'm experiencing a very odd graphical glitch with the code editor, initially I thought it was my machine's graphics going to pot but after further investigation it is definitely tied to Xcode and/or ...
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iOS Simulator installations fail on Xcode 6.4 on El Capitan v10.11

Could not download and install iOS 7.1 Simulator. Authorization is required to install the packages. Facing this issue on Xcode 7 Beta 6 version too. Can't seem to understand why?
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Xcode installation

I'm trying to run mex file in MATLAB 2014a. I checked for installed compiler using 'mex -setup'. It says 'Xcode is installed, but its license has not been accepted.Error using mex: No supported ...
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Can I run apps on iPhone without paying to be a developer?

I am new to ios development. I am using Xcode 6.4 and iOS 8.4.1, when I'm trying to run my app on my device I get this message from xcode: No valid signing identities (i.e. certificate and ...
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Run an Xcode project on another iPhone

So, I have a Mac and am doing iOS development work for a client. However, he does not have a Mac and therefore doesn't have Xcode and can't sign the app and run it on a phone. Is there anyway I can ...
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Xcode: debug step into key conflict (F7)

I'm trying to debug using Xcode and how can I use Step Into (F7 key) with an external keyboard (not available FN key)? If I click F7 iTunes restart current song... Any clue?
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Asinine message preventing me from installing Xcode on 10.9.4 [duplicate]

Every time I try to install Xcode from within the Mac App Store, I get "Download for free? This item will be added to your Purchases and will be available even if your Family Sharing Status changes". ...
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Give application developed in Xcode Administrative privileges [closed]

I want to develop an application using swift that requires administrative privileges. What would I have to do to achieve this? What do I have to do to get a prompt up asking for an administrator ...
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Xcode 6.2 to 6.4 update failed

I waited for about 8 hours to finish my 2.6 GB download to update from Xcode 6.2 to 6.4. After waiting it says it is installed. Opening Xcode it prompted me to install additional files and I accepted ...
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iOS simulator crashing on opening

I just started developing for iOS devices on 10.9 Mavericks with xCode 5.1. When I try to build and deploy my application I get build successful but when the iOS simulator runs it immediately ...
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Xcode 4.2.1 installation problem

After I opened the dmg file there's an app called Install Xcode which asks me to agree. After entering administrator's password, it starts installing but then it stops and says it encountered an error ...
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cannot install iOS 7.1 simulator for Xcode 6 (weird file mounting error)

I have XCode 5.1 working without problems with iOS 7.1 simulators until yesterday when I upgraded to Xcode 6, the installation was completed successfully, but whenever I try to download and install ...
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How can I add to the special characters dictionary in Xcode?

I want to add the Font Awesome Icons to my Xcode special characters dictionary, (Edit->Emoji & Symbols) so that I can manually input FontAwesome Icons into my UIButton and UILabels from the ...
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how to reinstall xcode command-line tools?

I had serious problems from two versions of Xcode on the same machine. I removed all Xcode app instances & many other non-System 'xcode'-related files, then reinstalled the app (4.6.2), fixing my ...
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Xcode 6.4 does not start on OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite

As of this morning, Xcode 6.4 stopped launching on my Mac running OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite. I tried to launch with sudo open --new /Applications/Xcode.app but got LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with ...
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Does anyone know how apps are published on the same day as new iOS release?

Does anyone know how apps are published on the same day as new iOS release? Because Xcode doesn't launch until then (except for the beta version). And you cannot publish apps using the beta version. ...
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“xcode-select --install” versus retrieving the dmg from Apple's developer website

I would to ask a question closely related to already existing posts (How to install command line tools without error that is not currently available on Software Update server? and ...
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Can I install Compass in Yosemite WITHOUT installing Xcode or Command Line Developer Tools?

I'm trying to install several programming packages, but it turns out that I can't because I don't have Xcode or Command Line Developer Tools installed. Some (e.g. git) were easy to install anyway. ...
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xcode 6.4 + OX X 10.10 Yosemite - Problem with all simulators

Anyone experiencing problems with Xcode 6.4 simulators? at first I though it was my fault and I was looking to find which part I messed up in my code, but when I go an actual device to test my project ...
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How does Xcode communicate with an iOS device?

I can plug in an iOS device and tell Xcode to run my app on that device or stop it. I can have the app paused at any time and use the debugger to debug the running app. How is this all possible? There ...
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Xcode 7 Beta 5 installation failing

Having an issue installing Xcode 7 Beta 5. The file was downloaded from the Apple Developer Portal and attempted to install as normal: open image, drag contents into Applications folder. However, ...
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How do delete stuck download of Xcode 5 from app store?

Initially I was downloading Xcode 5 from the Mac App Store, but I found it extremely slow, and so I stopped the download. Then I downloaded it from the developer web site instead, which was much ...
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Xcode failed to download. Use the Purchases page to try again

Xcode is showing in the Mac App Store, ready to be updated. Clicking update results in an error: Xcode failed to download. Use the Purchases page to try again. Steps taken that didn't help: ...
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Installing git on OSX 10.8 without Xcode

I'd like to setup my dev environment on my girlfriend's iMac, but she's not cool with me wasting 3GB of space, which is what Xcode takes up. She also doesn't want to/can't upgrade past 10.8 because ...
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Is it possible to validate XML in Xcode?

I need to validate XML. I know that Xcode has some support for XML, such as highlighting and collapsing. However, I'm having trouble figuring out how to run actual validation of XML from within Xcode. ...
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xcode 5.0.1 and 5.0.2 crashing when creating new project everytime

I recently installed OS Mavericks as Virtual Machine. Everything else is working fine. I got Xcode 5.0.1 ( and then tried Xcode 5.0.2) installed successfully. However, Xcode crashes everytime I ...
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Xcode6.4 highlighting syntax not working

I tried to use drag-and-drop to insert action into my code. But as long as I use assistant editor, the highlighting color eliminates. In addition, I cannot drop the action into the code. After I ...
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Switch between full-screen windows of the same application in Lion

Is there a keyboard shortcut in Lion for navigating through my open full screen Xcode projects? ⌘~ is not working.
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Debug iOS Application using distribution certificate

I have Xcode setup with distribution certificate, when i run the application, It gets installed in the device but halts the connection in Xcode and throws an error. The issue is, the application ...
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Xcode cannot run using the selected device?

I am developing my first ever iOS mobile app. I am using OS X Lion 10.7.5 with Xcode 4.6 for development. I completed my app and now want to test on a device. When I am trying to connect iPad Air with ...
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How do I change from English to my native language in Xcode?

My whole system is in my preferred language, except Xcode. There's no use Googling "Xcode change language" or even "xcode change language -iphone -IDL -parse -Python -app -localization ...
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Can the Macbook 12 inch handle XCode/Eclipse for Android/iOS development? [closed]

I know that Macbook 12 inch was created for battery life and it's lightness instead of performance, but I am really curious about it's performance for development purposes. Did anyone actually test ...
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As a new Swift/Xcode user, I want to setup a Playground to fetch the battery status of my macbook

As a new Swift/Xcode user, I want to setup a Playground to fetch the battery status of my macbook. I have already tried the following: import Cocoa import IOKit import Foundation var blob = ...
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Command Line Tools fail to install OS X Lion 10.7.3 Xcode 4.3

I'm trying to install the command line tools to get gcc, make, and other goodies after a Lion upgrade. I went to Preferences → Downloads in Xcode and attempted to install the command line tools. At ...
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Disable OS X Server's shutdown prompt?

I've just installed OS X Server. Whenever I try to shut it down (as a local interactive user), I keep seeing a prompt that requires me to enter an admin's name and password before proceeding with the ...
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Xcode 6.4 – crash on selecting project in sidebar

My Xcode is crashing hard whenever I click on any project within the workspace in the Project Navigator sidebar. I have attached a screenshot of the error I'm getting. Some notes: I use Xcode on ...
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How to see the content of a warning in XCode without using mouse?

Using XCode after vim is a bit hard with all the mouse click and drags. Is there a way to see the warning without clicking on it? Something like RubyMine does for you.
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Command Line Tools Difference?

Is there a difference between the command line tools that come with xcode and the ones installed with xcode-select? If I install xcode and then run xcode-select --install will the ones installed with ...
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Xcode failed to download, use the purchases page to try again

I continue to get this error each time I try to install xcode: "Xcode failed to download, use the purchases page to try again" This is with the newest OSX 10.10.3. I found this thread: Xcode failed ...
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Submitting Swift 2 apps before the release XCode 7 ?

Do you know if it's yet possible to submit some Swift 2 apps to Apple or will I need to wait for the official release of XCode 7 ?
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Need assistance with AppleScriptObjC conversion from AppleScript

I need to preface this with the statement that I am not a programmer, so I need to be talked down to. I have done what I described below using guides and lots of trial and error I have a functioning ...
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How can I install the Command Line Tools completely from the command line?

I'd like to script the installation of the the Xcode Command Line Tools. On Mavericks, xcode-select --install will open a dialog prompting the user to install, but I'd like to trigger the install ...
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Default location for xcode projects

I have made two folder in my ~ directory namely Apple and C++. When ever I make a new project and playground and try to save the project. By default it shows me C++ folder as "save to" location. I ...
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Xcode/WatchKit - how do I run the regular app on iPad/other devices?

Could anyone please tell me, now that I have added a WatchKit target to my application, if it is possible to just run the main target on devices which don't support the watch (i.e. the original part ...
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Can applications compiled with an old version of Xcode run on newer iOS?

Can projects compiled in older versions of Xcode run properly (or at all) on newer version of iOS? For example, can a project compiled in Xcode 4.2 run on platforms with iOS 8. Is this possible?
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Swift on Xcode 6

I'm trying to use Swift on Xcode 6 for an OS X application, but it defaults the language to Objective-C and won't let me switch it to Swift. I can use Swift for iOS but not OS X. I have the latest ...
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Can I have two source control on same laptop but different network?

sorry if it's a duplicate but I have this question. I am using Xcode 6.4 on Mac OS X 10.10.4. I am currently an obj-c developer and I am using my mac mini on both work and home. For the moment I ...
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Xcode storyboard vibration with the new Trackpad

When I drag views around in the storyboard, the trackpad vibrates every time the view snaps to something else. As a result, it vibrates all the time. Is this a normal behavior or is my trackpad ...
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Where are stored C “object” and “executable” files in Xcode?

Platform: OS X: Yosemite 10.10.4; Xcode: v6.4 (6E35b); MacbookPro 15" Retina (mid-2015). Fact: As C compiler and linker (upon standard) create .o and executable file(s) Questions: Where (please ...