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Authored by: metafeather on Jul 19, '02 11:48:43AM

I was wondering if this meant that we could actually change the interfaces of apps too, as well as the keys, and for some this seems to be the case - don't like a layout/text field label/icon you can change that too!

However, can't get this to work for all the applications I have tried (definitely all Cocoa).

In most cases the Contents folder is not accessibly except via the Terminal.
Once navigated to in Interface Builder > Open menu the .nib files will not open.

Tried copying / changing the permissions on the files (each .nib is actually a folder), but this didn't change anything.

Perhaps some developers have just not opted to protect their code in some way?



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Authored by: james_sorenson on Jul 19, '02 12:16:31PM

I'm not very experienced with Project Builder, but there may be an option to protect the compiled code to prevent people from stealing portions of the code for their own projects.

A pity. Can you list a program or two that does this so I can look into it? I'm curious if there is a way around it. In my example, I wanted to add cmd-return as a hot-key to sending a message in Icy Juice (ICQ clone). It worked great.



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Authored by: chmod007 on Jul 19, '02 12:26:29PM

No, you are incorrect...Code is never exposed. Dried frozen objects stored in nibs are exposed, but some developers delete the files that are vital for this to work from the nib files. Maybe they do it to save disk space, or maybe to avoid tampering with the interface. It's a pity.



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