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  • Fat Cat Software - PlistEdit Pro Help - Creating a structure definition
    choose New Definition from the Definition menu and a new document will be created with a single basic definition ready for you to edit When you ve performed your edits and wish to save the file will be saved by default in Library Application Support Developer Shared Xcode Plug ins This way they will automatically be loaded and usable by PlistEdit Pro at launch time About Us Our Products Online

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  • Fat Cat Software - PlistEdit Pro Help - Editing an existing definition
    the Xcode plugin format Each plugin can store multiple structure definitions though many will only store a single one You can add new definitions to the file and delete existing definitions as well as switching which definition you want to edit using the pop up menu on the right Each plugin also has its own name bundle identifier and version number which can be editing using the Plugin Info button Definition info Each structure definition within the file also has a name and identifier The name is what is displayed in the menu when switching which definition you want to use when viewing a particular property list The identifier should be in the reverse domain name style and should be unique so that definitions can be told apart Property list classes This table displays the list of property list classes that make up the structure definition The plus and minus buttons below can be used to add and delete classes from the definition and selecting a class will display its details in the bottom half of the window Class detail This portion of the window displays the details for the selected class The controls displayed here will differ depending on

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  • Fat Cat Software - PlistEdit Pro Help - Plain values
    yet the placeholder value will be displayed in gray text in the Value column for that object This can be used to give the user a clue as to what type of information should be entered for that object without having to assign an actual default value to that object upon creation Default Display Type Specifies that this class of object should be display using something other than the default formatter For example if you re editing an element used for Number objects used to store four character codes you can choose the OSType formatter from the pop up menu here and any such object will be display by default as a four character code rather than a plain number This is equivalent to using the View As submenu in the Edit menu Note that this value only affects display in PlistEdit Pro and not in Xcode or Apple s Property List Editor Allowable Values For objects that are only allowed to be a specific number of values you can specify what the allowable values are for that object here Use the plus minus buttons to add remove items from the list and double click on the value display value

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  • Fat Cat Software - PlistEdit Pro Help - Dictionaries
    if you want all the keys for a dictionary to be reverse domain name style strings you could specify com mycompany mykey as the default key name which would give the user an idea of what form of key they should be using for this dictionary Identifying key Specifies a key of the dictionary whose value should be displayed in the Value column for the dictionary when editing a property list file For example specifying the CFBundleName key for dictionaries in the CFBundleDocumentTypes array in an Info plist file will display each document type s name in the row for that document type s dictionary making it easy to scan the list of document types to find the one you want Variant key Specifies a key to identify this element as being the one to use for a variant dictionary Variant value Specifies a value to identify this element as being the one to use for a variant dictionary Underneath those controls is a table that lets you specify how to handle one or more specifc keys stored in this type of dictionary Each row has the following attributes Key This is the dictionary key that you want to define behavior for Localized string This string if provided will be displayed in the Key column when editing the property list instead of the actual key This allows the definition designer to provide the user with a clearer meaning of the key s purpose than might be discernable from the raw key value Class This specifies what class the object stored under this key in the dictionary should be This is the main way that classes are assigned in a property list with multiple levels of hierarchy with each dictionary defining classe for its children based on their key Usage This

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  • Fat Cat Software - PlistEdit Pro Help - Arrays
    the CFBundleDocumentTypes array specifies DocumentTypeDict as the class to be used for its children This means that each child of the CFBundleDocumentTypes array will be assigned the DocumentTypeDict class so all the information specified by that class will be used when editing the dictionaries in that array Default array entries If you wish for newly created arrays of this type to be automatically populated with one or more objects you

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  • Fat Cat Software - PlistEdit Pro Help - Variant dictionaries
    given for each dictionary class To determine which variant to use PlistEdit Pro evaluates each variant in order If the dictionary type specified by the variant has only a Variant key definied then if that key is present in the dictionary being viewed then that variant s dictionary type is used for the dictionary being viewed If the dictionary type specified by the variant has both a Variant key and a Variant value defined then the key must not only be present but the value stored under that key must match the Variant value for the dictionary type If a variant doesn t match the dictionary being viewed PlistEdit Pro moves on to the next variant If none of the variants match the dictionary is just treated as a plain dictionary As an example of how a variant dictionary might be used imagine you have a list of dictionaries and each dictionary has a key named class which specifies a class name for that dictionary For each possible class you could create a dictionary type that would define the keys and values that apply to that class For each dictionary type you would specify class as the variant key for

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  • Fat Cat Software - PlistEdit Pro Help - Managing installed structure definitions
    You can see what structure definitions you have installed by going to the Definitions tab in the preferences window of PlistEdit Pro All installed structure definitions will be displayed in the Definitions table on the left Note that a single plugin file can contain multiple definitions such PlistEdit Pro s built in definitions for Applescript scriptSuite and scriptTerminology files which are both stored in the same plugin file On the right you will see the following information for the selected structure definition Use for files with extensions If you want PlistEdit Pro to automatically use a particular structure definition for files ending with a specific file extension you can type the extensions you would like to use the selected definition into this field For example by default all files ending with the scriptSuite extension will be opened using the AppleScript Suite definition You do not need to include the character and you can type a comma to end one extension and start typing a new one Use file files with filenames Similarly you can type entire filenames into this field to have files with that name use the selected structure definition by default For example files named Info plist are automatically opened using the Info plist definition but other files that simply end in plist are opened without a definition Type This can be one of three values depending on where the structure definition is installed User Indicates that this definition is installed in the Xcode plugin folder located inside your home folder PlistEdit Pro Builtin Indicates that this definition is located inside the PlistEdit Pro application bundle You will typically not want to edit these files directly since any changes you make will be lost if you update PlistEdit Pro to a new version Note that these definitions will

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  • Fat Cat Software - PlistEdit Pro Help - Preferences
    that key and automatically display any items under that key as that same type For example if you choose to view a data object under the key NSAlias as an alias record PlistEdit Pro will then display all data objects it finds under the NSAlias key as alias records without you having to change each one manually Enable autosaving Enables in place autosave and Versions for plist documents If you don t want PlistEdit Pro to save changes you ve made unless you explicitly use the Save menu item you can disable autosaving Note that autosave is not compatible with PlistEdit Pro s ability to edit files that require admin privileges so having autosave enabled will mean you will not be able to authenticate in order to save root owned files Install Command Line Tool Installs the pledit command line tool Display tab Outline font Selects the font that the outline view uses to display property list content Click the Choose button to select a different font from the font panel Text font Selects the font that the text view uses to display property list content Click the Choose button to select a different font from the font panel Browser font Selects the font that property list browser use to display their file lists Click the Choose button to select a different font from the font panel Color XML tags Allows you to choose a color with which to color the tags in the raw text of an XML formatted property list Sort options Allows you to customize how sorting is done in PlistEdit Pro Case sensitive sorting will cause all uppercase characters to be sorted before all lowercase characters and enabling numeric sorting will cause any numeric values to be treated and sorted as numbers rather than as alphabetic

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