Instance Method

readFileWrapper

Reads data representing a file’s contents from the receiver and returns it as a file wrapper.

Declaration

- (NSFileWrapper *)readFileWrapper;

Return Value

A file wrapper containing the pasteboard data, or nil if the receiver contained no data of type NSFileContentsPboardType.

Discussion

In OS X v10.5 and earlier, the file contents pboard type allowed you to synthesize a pboard type for a file's contents based on the file's extension. In macOS 10.5 and later, using the UTI of a file to represent its contents now replaces this functionality.

See Also

Reading Data (OS X v10.5 and Earlier)

- readFileContentsType:toFile:

Reads data representing a file’s contents from the receiver and writes it to the specified file.