Searching Developer Documentation
Click the Search button in the navigator selector bar of the documentation organizer.
Enter a term in the search field and press Return.
Select a document from the results list to display it in the content area.
To extend your search within the document, click in the content area, press Command–F, and enter a search term.
Search developer documentation to locate information specific to your immediate needs. Searching can be the fastest way to find the exact documentation you need and can yield more granular results than you can achieve by browsing.
Search results display in the navigator area, organized by resource type (such as reference or guide) and in order of relevance. Each document is identified by a document type icon.
Results for API symbols in reference documents are further identified with a symbol type icon and are displayed with the search term highlighted. In the following example, one result for the search term
beat is an item for the function
MusicSequenceGetSecondsForBeats, identified by the icon:
The video shows finding a document that contains the function
MusicSequenceBarBeatTimeToBeats, then searching for
subbeat within that document to find information about fractional beats.
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