Instance Method


Determines whether the system should close the document and its associated window.


- (void)shouldCloseWindowController:(NSWindowController *)windowController delegate:(id)delegate shouldCloseSelector:(SEL)shouldCloseSelector contextInfo:(void *)contextInfo;



The window controller that is closed.


The delegate to which the selector message is sent.


The selector of the message sent to the delegate.


Object passed with the callback to provide any additional context information.


If the window controller is the document's last one, or is marked as causing the document to close, this method calls the method in the shouldCloseSelector parameter with the result of canCloseDocumentWithDelegate:shouldCloseSelector:contextInfo:. In all other cases, this method calls shouldCloseSelector with YES. This method is called automatically by NSWindow for any window that has a window controller and a document associated with it. NSWindow calls this method prior to sending its delegate the windowShouldClose: message. Pass the contextInfo object with the callback.

The shouldCloseSelector callback method should have the following signature:

- (void)document:(NSDocument *)document shouldClose:(BOOL)shouldClose  contextInfo:(void  *)contextInfo

See Also

Creating and Managing Window Controllers

- makeWindowControllers

Creates the window controller objects that the document uses to display its content.

- addWindowController:

Adds the specified window controller to the current document.

- removeWindowController:

Removes the specified window controller from the receiver’s array of window controllers.


The document’s current window controllers.


The name of the document’s sole nib file.

- windowControllerDidLoadNib:

Called after one of the document's window controllers loads its nib file.

- windowControllerWillLoadNib:

Called before one of the document's window controllers loads its nib file.