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  • Fat Cat Software - PlistEdit Pro Help - About property lists
    with each key in the dictionary Dictionaries are unordered but can only have one instance of any given key Array an array contains any number of data values in a particular order The values in an array are distinguished solely by their index within the array String a series of characters of any length Number a number either integer or floating point Boolean a simple truth value either YES or NO Date a point in time which can be measured down to the second Dates in property lists are not associated with any particular time zone Data a raw series of bytes displayed in hexadecimal Property lists can be stored in files in several different formats XML ASCII or binary The most common form is XML which is both human readable and flexible enough to represent all seven types of data that occur in property lists The ASCII format for property lists is a little easier to read and edit but some of the data types boolean date and number cannot be stored in this format the ASCII format is also deprecated in OS X 10 6 The binary format takes up the least space on disk and can represent

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  • Fat Cat Software - PlistEdit Pro Help - About JSON
    that can be represented in JSON are nearly identical to those supported by plists with the following exceptions The Date and Data data types are not supported by JSON JSON also supports an additional Null type which is not supported by regular plists When working with JSON files in PlistEdit Pro you can perform all the same operations that you can with regular plists such as copy paste drag and

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  • Fat Cat Software - PlistEdit Pro Help - Editing property lists
    to convert the old data into the new format e g changing the boolean value YES to a string valued YES Adding new data items to the list can be done through the New Sibling and New Child commands available in both the toolbar and the Operations menu You can also move or copy items by dragging them to a different position in the list or by copying and pasting selected items Editing large values The Edit Value command available in the Edit menu will open a sheet with a larger text view allowing you to edit larger values that are difficult to edit in the confines of a single row editing field You can also select multiple items in a property list that are of the same class and use the Edit Value command to assign a single value to all the selected items at once Autocompletion PlistEdit Pro provides an autocompletion feature that makes entering information easier When you begin typing a key if there are any keys that already exist elsewhere in the same property list that begin with the same characters PlistEdit Pro will provide a list of possible completions Similarly if you start typing a

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  • Fat Cat Software - PlistEdit Pro Help - Keyboard shortcuts
    item s Left arrow Collapse the currently selected item s and all of their children recursively Command left arrow Select the dictionary or array containing the selected item Command up arrow Initiating Edits Begin editing the key in the currently selected row Tab Edit the currently selected value s in a separate sheet Command Shift E While editing Advances editing to the next editable cell going left to right Tab

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  • Fat Cat Software - PlistEdit Pro Help - Find and replace
    the property list file i e the raw XML or JSON Simply click the view you want to search in outline or text and press command F to bring up the find bar where you can enter a string to search for Clicking the small magnifying glass next to the search field will provide menu with options such as case sensitivity wrap around and restricting search results to the beginning

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  • Fat Cat Software - PlistEdit Pro Help - Sorting property lists
    changed when renaming items or creating new items so this allows you to restore the sort order Additionally the Sort All Keys menu command will apply the same sorting to all dictionaries in the entire property list Sort Values Similarly the Sort Values command will sort items in either an array or dictionary by the Value column rather than the Key column If the array dictionary contains objects of mixed types e g some strings some numbers some dates etc the items will be grouped by type and then sorted within each type Sort By Subkey The Sort By Subkey command can be used on an array or dictionary containing only dictionaries and will sort those dictionaries based on a particular key that those dictionaries contain For example if you are editing an Info plist file for a document based application and select the array of document types supported by the application you can sort that list by any of the keys that appear in the document type dictionaries e g CFBundleTypeName NSDocumentClass etc PlistEdit Pro will reorder the dictionaries sorted based on the key you select Any dictionaries that don t contain a value for that key will be

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  • Fat Cat Software - PlistEdit Pro Help - Viewing data in different formats
    interpreted as signed integers and padded with zeros up to the nearest number of bytes that is a power of two Any decimal portion of a floating point number will be ignored OSType a k a four character codes OSType values are used in many ways in Mac OS X as an easily readable four character code that is actually stored as a 32 bit integer These values are often stored in property lists as their numeric value which is not easily readable Using this formatter will interpret and display a number as a four character OSType Storage size Useful for numbers used to store file sizes as a raw number of bytes The storage size formatter will instead display the number as a number of KB MB GB or TB Time interval date While property lists do provide a specific date type for storing dates in some places you will still see dates stored as a time interval from a certain starting date PlistEdit Pro provides formatters for interpreting these numbers as UNIX style dates using a reference date of 1 1 1970 Cocoa style dates which use a reference date of 1 1 2001 or Carbon style dates which start at 1 1 1904 Data Alias record An alias record in Mac OS X is an opaque data type that can be stored as a chunk of data The most common storage method is in the resource fork of the alias files you can create using the Finder but many programs also store aliases internally using data objects in property lists This formatter will attempt to interpret the data object as an alias record and display the path the alias resolves to If the data object is not an alias or cannot be resolved an error message is

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  • Fat Cat Software - PlistEdit Pro Help - Editing raw property list text
    displayed in the bottom half of the document window and you can edit the text directly from inside the document window If you ve modified the text you will need to click the Sync Outline button in order to update the outline view to reflect the changes you have made in the text view If the edits you ve performed have left the text in an unparsable state PlistEdit Pro will inform you when you try to sync the outline view or save the document The error message will typically contain a line number where the error was found in which case you can use the Go To Line command in the Edit menu to go to that line in the text to find and fix the error Similarly the Sync Text button will update the textual representation to reflect any changes you ve made in the outline view above Checking Automatically sync text checkbox will regenerate the text after every single change you make in the outline view Note however that this may cause slowdowns when working with large property lists Also when working with the JSON format you have a preference whether you want the text to display

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