Instance Property


The appearance associated with the app’s windows.


@property(strong) NSAppearance *appearance;


When the value of this property is nil (the default), AppKit applies the current system appearance to the app’s user interface elements, including its windows, views, panels, and popovers. Assigning an NSAppearance object to this property causes the app’s interface elements to adopt the specified appearance instead.

Individual windows and views may still override the app’s appearance to customize their own appearance.

See Also

Managing the App's Appearance


The appearance that AppKit uses to draw the app’s interface.


The set of app presentation options that are currently in effect for the system.


The presentation options that should be in effect for the system when this app is active.


Constants that control the presentation of the app, typically for fullscreen apps such as games or kiosks.