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In over 100 pages, you will learn to create and use widgets using Dashcode. Widgets are simple, typically small applications for a specific purpose, such as a weather report, a calculator, a stock quote, and the like that reside on the Mac Dashboard.

Use Dashcode, a feature that debuted in Mac OS X Leopard, to create your own widgets or Web applications for your Mac computer, iPhone, or iPad. Using Dashcode is easy when you know quick keyboard shortcuts and how to streamline the Dashcode window. Get to know Dashcode templates and its Library of reusable interface parts and code snippets. Then you can test your product using Dashcode simulators.

How to Create and Manage Dashcode Projects

Ready to use Dashcode to create widgets and Web apps? Everything you do in Dashcode is done inside the Dashcode window that’s created for each project. Here are the commands you use to create and manage projects and their windows:

New ProjectCommand -N
Deploy (from Run & Share)option-Command-S

How to Show and Hide Parts of the Dashcode Window

The Dashcode window is always open when you’re working on a project, but you can show and hide the individual parts (panes in tech-speak) of the window. Remember that most of these Dashcode shortcuts involve numbers. Don’t confuse 1 (number 1) with l (lower-case letter L).

Run Logoption-Command-1
Source CodeCommand-2
Next Fileoption-Command-right arrow
Previous Fileoption-Command-left arrow

How to Use Keyboard Equivalents to Format in Dashcode

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The Dashcode Format menu is full of fonts and commands to use for your projects. These fonts and commands affect selected text or, if none is selected, will affect text that you type in next. Commands may not be available from objects that don’t support text.

Formatting fonts (in the Format→Font submenus)

These are the commands to format text. Text is automatically formatted in the code that you write, but these commands format text that appears in text fields and other interface elements.

Show/Hide FontsCommand -T
Bold (on/off)Command-B
Italic (on/off)Command -I
Bigger font sizeCommand -+
Smaller font sizeCommand –

Formatting paragraphs in Dashcode

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The following commands, available in the Format→Text submenus, format paragraphs of text in the interface.

Align leftshift-Command- {
Align centershift-Command-
Align rightshift-Command- }

Arranging objects with keyboard equivalents

These commands are in the Arrange menu. Remember to select the objects to arrange before issuing the command or using the keyboard equivalent.

Bring forwardoption-shift-Command-F
Bring to frontshift-Command-F
Bring backwardoption-shift-Command-B
Bring to backshift-Command-B

How to Use Debugging Shortcuts in Dashcode

The Dashcode keyboard equivalents are particularly useful when you’re using the debugger. That’s because your attention is often focused elsewhere, and being able to control the debugger and its views from the keyboard without moving the mouse can prevent your debugger controls from interfering with the actual running of the program itself.

Show/Hide Performance Monitoroption-Command-P
Show/Hide Resource Logshift-Command-R
Show/Hide Breakpoints Windowsoption-Command-B
Start Tracingshift-Command-T
Clear Run LogCommand-K