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FSCreateFileAndOpenForkUnicode (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demonstartes the use of FSCreateFileAndOpenForkUnicode to create a file with restricted access on disk and a read/write access path.
Carbon 2005-06-01
FSRemoveInheritedACEs (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demonstrates manipulating access control lists of existing file system objects using the File Manager.
Carbon 2005-06-01
Goodbye World (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demonstrates display and use of widget preferences to save a widget's state
Apple Applications 2005-06-01
GridCalendar (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demonstrates how to add a custom job submission UI to the GridSample project.
Cocoa, Enterprise IT, Hardware & Drivers, Mac OS X Server, Networking 2005-06-01
Hello Welt (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demonstrates localization techniques for Dashboard widgets
Apple Applications, Internationalization 2005-06-01
Hello World (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Introductory Dashboard widget example
Apple Applications 2005-06-01
HITextViewDemo (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Overview of basic HITextView functionality, including Tiger's new font & spelling panel support.
Carbon, Text & Fonts, User Experience 2005-06-01
ImageBrowserView (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Implementing a simple HIView subclass
Carbon 2005-06-01
ImageClient (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demonstrates how to use CFNetwork for synchronous and asynchronous operations, network diagnostics, proxy navigation, and authentication.
Carbon, Cocoa, Core Foundation, Games, Networking 2005-06-01
ImageMapExample (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Implements a custom NSView, an image map, and accessorizes it (i.e. makes it work with accessibility).
Cocoa, User Experience 2005-06-01
Installer Tiger Examples (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
A walkthrough of using distribution scripts and other Tiger Installer features.
Tools, User Experience 2005-06-01
iSpend (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demonstrates how to incorporate a number of Cocoa Tiger features into a simple application.
Cocoa 2005-06-01
JustDraw (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Sample code being used in the WWDC 2005 Hands-On session 215 "Moving from QD to Quartz"
Graphics & Imaging 2005-06-01
Link Snoop (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Shows how to use PDFKit to scan for and highlight link annotations in PDFs.
Cocoa, Graphics & Imaging 2005-06-01
ManagedObjectDataFormatter (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
A Data Formatter for Xcode 2.0 and 2.1 that displays NSManagedObject * variables.
Cocoa, Core Foundation, Tools 2005-06-01
MouseTracking (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Sample code used in the WWDC 2005 Hands-On session 215 "Moving from QD to Quartz"
Carbon, Graphics & Imaging 2005-06-01
Moving To GCC 4.0 (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Shows how to fix code that GCC 3.3 accepts but GCC 4.0 doesn't.
Tools 2005-06-01
MyPhoto (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demonstrates preferred techniques for working with the Image Capture APIs
Graphics & Imaging 2005-06-01
NetworkAuthentication (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demonstrates authentication with Open Directory APIs and GSSAPI
Darwin, Enterprise IT, Security 2005-06-01
OpenALExample (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Basic example showing OpenAL usage in a 2D OpenGL environment
Audio, Cocoa, Games 2005-06-01
People (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
This program demonstrates the use of the SyncServices framework.
Cocoa 2005-06-01
QTKitCommandLine (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Command-line tools for deleting movie segments and converting movies to 3GPP files
QuickTime 2005-06-01
QTKitImport (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demonstrates movie import, advanced editing and playback with QTKit
QuickTime 2005-06-01
Quartz Composer Live DV (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Shows how to export a Quartz Composer composition as a real-time DV stream on the FireWire port.
Cocoa, Graphics & Imaging, QuickTime 2005-06-01
Quartz Composer Matrix (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Shows how to use Quartz Composer to display a QuickTime movie as a series of frames in a 3D world.
Cocoa, Graphics & Imaging, QuickTime 2005-06-01
Quartz Composer Offline Rendering (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Shows how to render a Quartz Composer composition as a series of images using an OpenGL pBuffer.
Cocoa, Graphics & Imaging 2005-06-01
Quartz Composer Texture (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Shows how to use a Quartz Composer composition as an OpenGL texture.
Cocoa, Games, Graphics & Imaging 2005-06-01
Quartz Composer WWDC 2005 Composition (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Shows how to build a parameterized motion graphics composition with Quartz Composer.
Graphics & Imaging 2005-06-01
Quartz Composer WWDC 2005 TextEdit (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demonstrate how to modify TextEdit's about dialog to display a Quartz Composer composition.
Cocoa, Graphics & Imaging 2005-06-01
QuartzCache (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demonstrates several caching techniques using CGBitmapContext, CGImageRef re-use, CGLayerRefs, CGImageSource.
Graphics & Imaging, Performance 2005-06-01
QuartzLines (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Drawing Lines using Quartz's CGPath & CGContextStrokeLineSegments functions.
Carbon, Cocoa, Graphics & Imaging, Performance 2005-06-01
ScriptView (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Shows how to build a script editor application with a built-in script database using AppleScript Studio.
AppleScript, Cocoa, Tools 2005-06-01
Spotlight (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Sample code that shows how to write Spotlight Importers.
Core Foundation, Storage 2005-06-01
SpotlightAPI (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Some small sample programs that Show how to use the Spotlight API in your programs.
Storage 2005-06-01
TexturePerformanceDemo (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
OpenGL texture optimization demo for WWDC Session 214
Cocoa, Games, Graphics & Imaging 2005-06-01
TradingCards (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demonstrates some of the out-of-the box capabilities of WebObjects.
Java, Mac OS X Server, Tools 2005-06-01
VertexPerformanceDemo (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Vertex optimization demo for WWDC Session 214
Cocoa, Games, Graphics & Imaging 2005-06-01
Voices (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demonstrates use of the widget.system command from Dashboard
Apple Applications 2005-06-01
Worm (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
NSView performance demonstration. Uses a periodic timer to get best performance with Coalesced Update feature.
Cocoa, Graphics & Imaging 2005-06-01
MoreFilesX (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Shows various File Manager operations through a collection of high-level routines using HFS Plus APIs.
Carbon, Cocoa 2005-05-13
ASCIIMoviePlayerSample for Windows (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
This sample demonstrates using a MovieDrawingCompleteProc to render a QuickTime movie in the Windows DOS Console.
QuickTime 2005-05-05
ProfileSystem (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Shows how to obtain the same information that System Profiler displays.
Carbon, Mac OS X Server 2005-05-05
CarbonSketch (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Core Graphics only example of a Sketch application implemented with HIToolbox. Shows 1x1-CGBitmapContext for hit-testing, printing.
Carbon, Graphics & Imaging, Printing 2005-03-23
AudioBurn (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demonstrates how to create an object conforming to the DRTrackProduction protocol to create a RedBook audio CD.
Cocoa 2005-03-17
DataBurn (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demonstrates how to create a DRFolder and burn it to disc.
Cocoa 2005-03-17
QDCocoaComponent (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Deprecated - Shows the QuickTime Sequence grabber and a com.apple.eawt.CocoaComponent with JDK 1.4.1
Java, Porting, QuickTime 2005-03-15
QuartzShapes (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Example Quartz functions that implement equivalents to the QuickDraw PaintArc, FrameArc, PaintOval, FrameOval, PaintRect, and FrameRect
Carbon, Graphics & Imaging, Porting 2005-03-08
SampleUSBAudioPlugin (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
USB audio plugin that performs a lowpass filtering operation on audio streamed through an audio USB Device.
Audio, Darwin, Hardware & Drivers 2005-03-07
How to set the look-and-feel in your Swing application at runtime.
Java 2005-02-28
DockBrowser (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demonstrates how to use CFNetServices to take advantage of Bonjour service discovery and name resolution.
Carbon, Networking 2005-02-08
PictureSharing (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demonstrates how to use NSNetServices to advertise a service using Bonjour.
Cocoa, Networking 2005-02-08
PictureSharingBrowser (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demonstrates how to use NSNetServices to take advantage of Bonjour service discovery and name resolution.
Cocoa, Networking 2005-02-08
ResQuerySample (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Shows how to parse the results of doing a DNS query using res_query().
Carbon, Darwin, Networking 2005-02-08
AppleScriptRunner (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
How to send mail and execute other AppleScripts from a Carbon application.
Apple Applications, AppleScript, Carbon, User Experience 2005-01-24
SetCustomIcon (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demonstrates how to programmatically set a custom icon for a file or folder.
Carbon, Graphics & Imaging, User Experience 2004-12-22
Demonstrates how to texture in OpenGL with an NSImage and/or NSBitmapImageRep
Cocoa, Games, Graphics & Imaging 2004-12-01
DumpVolumeInfo (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
A tool to help folks who are implementing a plug-in file system (VFS plug-in) on Mac OS X.
Carbon, Darwin 2004-11-12
PMPrinterTest (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Get specific printer information for your application using the PMPrinter APIs
Carbon, Cocoa, Printing 2004-11-05
VideoHardwareInfo (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Retrieves information about video hardware using IOKit and Core Graphics
Cocoa, Games, Graphics & Imaging 2004-10-29
MLTE_CustomScrolling (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Shows how to implement MLTE's custom scrolling functionality
Carbon, Text & Fonts, User Experience 2004-10-15
dist_fft (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Gigaelement FFTs on Apple G5 clusters
Audio, Darwin, Hardware & Drivers, Performance 2004-08-23
SpellingChecker CarbonCocoa Bundled (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
How to load and call a Cocoa bundle from a Carbon CFM or Mach-O application
Carbon, Cocoa 2004-08-17
AppleJavaExtensions (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Stub classes for compiling com.apple.eawt/com.apple.eio references on non-Mac OS X platforms.
Java 2004-07-16
SimplePlayThru (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Use the HAL's Audio Output Unit (AUHAL) for device input and output on a single device (play-thru)
Audio, Carbon, Games, Hardware & Drivers 2004-07-09
CFHostSample (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Uses the CFHost API to do DNS hostname lookups and to determine host reachability.
Carbon, Core Foundation, Networking 2004-04-20
DRDataBurnCarbonUI (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
DRDataBurnCarbonUI shows how to use the standard DiscRecording burn setup and progress panel from Carbon.
Carbon 2004-04-09
DREraseCarbonUI (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
DREraseCarbonUI shows how to use the DiscRecording erase setup and progress panel from Carbon.
Carbon 2004-04-09
GLCarbon1ContextPbuffer (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demostrates using OpenGL pixel buffers with a single shared context.
Carbon, Graphics & Imaging 2004-03-26
GLCarbonAGLFullScreen (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demonstrates a full screen AGL application which uses Carbon events to drive the user input.
Carbon, Graphics & Imaging 2004-03-26
GLCarbonCGLFullScreen (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demonstrates a full screen CGL application which uses Carbon events to drive the user input.
Carbon, Graphics & Imaging 2004-03-26
GLCarbonSharedPbuffer (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demostrates sharing a single OpenGL pixel buffer with multiple other contexts.
Carbon, Graphics & Imaging 2004-03-26
Simple GLUT example which can be used as starter code.
Graphics & Imaging 2004-03-26
GLUTSurfaceTexture (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Example of using the new glutSurfaceTexture.
Carbon, Graphics & Imaging 2004-03-26
GLCarbonAGLWindow (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Complete Carbon OpenGL sample with virtual trackball, capability checking, and proper event handling.
Carbon, Graphics & Imaging 2004-03-24
FSCopyObject (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Copy engine for copying files and directories.
Carbon, Cocoa, Core Foundation 2004-03-19
Video Hardware Info (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Sample demonstrates how to query the video hardware for useful information.
Cocoa, Hardware & Drivers 2004-02-12
NSOpenGL Fullscreen (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demonstrates how to create and switch between windowed and fullscreen OpenGL contexts using NSOpenGL.
Cocoa, Graphics & Imaging 2004-02-11
ElectricImageComponent.win (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demonstrates how to build five QuickTime Components.
QuickTime 2004-01-23
Verification (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Objective-C example which demonstrates how to provide custom data verification for data written to disc.
Cocoa 2004-01-23
AddNibToNav (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Shows how to create a custom area, instantiated from a nib file, in a Navigation Services dialog.
Carbon 2004-01-22
CarbonCocoaTempConverter (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demonstrates including a Carbon window, with fully functioning Carbon widgets and Carbon Events, inside a Cocoa application.
Carbon, Cocoa 2003-12-18
ColorMatching (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Performs simple color matching of images using ColorSync or the QuickTime 6.4 Graphics Importers.
Cocoa, Graphics & Imaging, QuickTime 2003-12-18
MovieGWorlds (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demonstrates movie drawing-complete functions, movie compositing and using SetTrackGWorld to draw into a specific graphics world.
QuickTime 2003-12-18
TipWrapper (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Shows how to wrap long tool tips into multiple lines in Cocoa.
Cocoa 2003-12-18
CocoaPeoplePicker (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demonstrates how to use the AddressBook framework's ABPeoplePickerView.
Apple Applications, Cocoa 2003-12-11
OpenGL Screensaver (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demonstrates how to integrate OpenGL drawing into a standard Cocoa screen saver on Mac OS X.
Cocoa, Graphics & Imaging 2003-12-10
MapLargeFile (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Shows a technique for mapping files greater than 4GB into memory for faster access.
Carbon, Cocoa, Core Foundation, Darwin, Performance 2003-11-19
MungSaver (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demonstrates a simple Screen Saver module for Panther, using the Sequence Grabber DataProc mung technique.
Carbon, Cocoa, QuickTime, User Experience 2003-11-18
RGB ValueTransformers (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Supersedes the "RGB Image sample". Sample now uses bindings. Color separation now done in an NSValueTransformer subclass.
Cocoa, Graphics & Imaging 2003-11-18
HIEmbedder (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Shows how to write a custom embedding HIView which can scroll if set in an HIScrollView.
Carbon 2003-11-13
HIScrollingTextBox (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Offers replacement custom HIViews for the Scrolling TextBox control which does not work in compositing windows.
Carbon 2003-11-06
HITextViewShowcase (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Shows how to create a HITextView using Interface Builder and using programming functions only.
Carbon, Text & Fonts 2003-10-30
Process (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
A simple demonstration of the Process Manager API.
Carbon 2003-10-30
AsyncPB (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Deprecated - Describes how to chain File System calls from an interrupt handler like a Time Manager task.
Carbon 2003-10-27
Cocoa OpenGL (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demonstrates using Cocoa with OpenGL, including window setup and event handling.
Cocoa, Games, Graphics & Imaging 2003-10-27
ContentBurn (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Creates an audio CD using standard audio files like mp3, aac, aiff, and wav.
Cocoa 2003-10-27
CPUGestalt (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Deprecated - Shows how to determine the processor type of the Macintosh you're running on.
Carbon, Hardware & Drivers 2003-10-27
Custom Cocoa OpenGL (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Usable as a starting point for Cocoa OpenGL applications needing a custom version of NSOpenGLView.
Cocoa, Games, Graphics & Imaging 2003-10-27
FancyAbout (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
Demonstrates several visual effects for "About..." panels such as scrolling text, window without a title bar, and ways to dismiss the window.
Cocoa 2003-10-27
glut (HTML) (DMG) (ZIP)
The OpenGL Utility Toolkit (GLUT) for Mac OS X (supporting the GLUT 3.7 API)
Graphics & Imaging 2003-10-27