NeXTstep Applications Programming / Edition 1

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NeXTSTEP is the central software of the NeXT workstation. It combines object-oriented programming tools, interface customizing utilities, a multitasking Unix operating system,
built-in networking, multimedia connections and Display Postscript for showing on the screen exactly what will be printed out on paper. It makes programming faster and smoother than on other systems platforms. It is so unique,
that NeXT Computer, Inc., will be making the 3.0 Version of this software available for users working on other platforms, specifically the Intel 486 PC machines, thereby enormously broadening the potential usership for NeXTSTEP.
The book by Garfinkel and Mahoney will be the first comprehensive work dealing with the 3.0 Version of the NeXTSTEP in the context of writing programming applications with it. Garfinkel, an experienced author and Senior Editor of NeXTWORLD magazine, has joined forces with an experienced computer scientist and NeXT User Program Director, Mahoney,
to create this authoritative, "hands on" work for all NeXT users and developers desiring to program in this object-oriented environment.

This is a book/diskette package about programming computers running NeXTSTEP on NeXT or Intel computer systems. It is a no-nonsense, hands-on book that teaches programmers how to write application programs that take full advantage of NeXTSTEP. The diskette contains complete source code and a tutorial for Interface Builder. 3.5" DOS diskette.

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A comprehensive, practical work that teaches programmers how to write application programs that take full advantage of the NeXTSTEP operating environment (through Version 3.0). The included floppy disk contains the complete source code for all programs in the book and a tutorial for Interface Builder. It can be read on either a NeXTstation or a PC running NeXTSTEP 486. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387978840
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/28/1993
  • Edition description: BK&DISK
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 631
  • Product dimensions: 7.33 (w) x 9.57 (h) x 1.56 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to the NeXTSTEP Graphical User Interface 1
2 NeXTSTEP Development Tools 47
3 Creating a Simple Application With Interface Builder 69
4 Creating an Application Without Interface Builder 87
5 Building a Project: A Four Function Calculator 121
6 Nibs and Icons 167
7 Delegation and Resizing 193
8 Events and Responders 221
9 Mach and the Window Server 247
10 MathPaper and Multiple Windows 259
11 Spawning Multiple Processes and the Text Object 287
12 Text and Rich Text 307
13 Saving, Loading, and Printing 323
14 Drawing with Display PostScript 353
15 Draw Yourself: All About NeXTSTEP Views 381
16 GraphPaper: A Multi-Threaded Application 407
17 Color 449
18 View Resizing and Mouse Tracking 471
19 Zooming and Saving Graphics Files 491
20 The Pasteboard and Services 511
21 Preferences and Defaults 533
Appendix A: Source Code Listings 555
Appendix B: References 621
Index 625
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