Instance Method


Adds the specified tab to the end of the tab view controller’s list of tabs.


- (void)addTabViewItem:(NSTabViewItem *)tabViewItem;



The tab view item to add. The tab view item must have an associated view controller. If this parameter is nil or if the tab view item does not have a view controller, this method raises an exception.


Use this method to add new tabs to a tab view controller. This method adds the tab’s associated view controller as a child of the tab view controller, so you do not need to call the addChildViewController: method directly. The view for the new view controller is not loaded until its corresponding tab is selected by the user.

If you override this method, you must call super at some point in your implementation.

See Also

Managing Tab View Items


The array of tab view items used to manage each of the child view controllers.

- tabViewItemForViewController:

Returns the tab view item for the specified child view controller.

- insertTabViewItem:atIndex:

Inserts a tab view into the tab view controller’s list of tabs.

- removeTabViewItem:

Removes the specified tab view item from the tab view controller.


The index of the selected tab.