Stops the main event loop.
- macOS 10.0+
The object that sent this message.
This method notifies the app that you want to exit the current run loop as soon as it finishes processing the current
NSEvent object. This method does not forcibly exit the current run loop. Instead it sets a flag that the app checks only after it finishes dispatching an actual event object. For example, you could call this method from an action method responding to a button click or from one of the many methods defined by the
NSResponder class. However, calling this method from a timer or run-loop observer routine would not stop the run loop because they do not result in the posting of an
If you call this method from an event handler running in your main run loop, the app object exits out of the
run method, thereby returning control to the
main() function. If you call this method from within a modal event loop, it will exit the modal loop instead of the main event loop.