Instance Property

contentViewController

The main content view controller for the window.

Declaration

@property(strong) NSViewController *contentViewController;

Discussion

The value of this property provides the content view of the window. Setting this value removes the existing value of contentView and makes the contentViewController.view the main content view for the window. By default, the value of this property is nil.

The content view controller controls only the contentView object, and not the title of the window. The window title can easily be bound to the contentViewController object using code such as: [window bind:NSTitleBinding toObject:contentViewController withKeyPath:@"title" options:nil]. Setting contentViewController causes the window to resize based on the current size of the contentViewController; to restrict the size of the window, use Auto Layout (note that the value of this property is encoded in the NIB). Directly assigning a contentView value clears out the root view controller.

See Also

Configuring Windows

- toggleFullScreen:

Takes the window into or out of fullscreen mode,

worksWhenModal

A Boolean value that indicates whether the window is able to receive keyboard and mouse events even when some other window is being run modally.

alphaValue

The window’s alpha value.

backgroundColor

The color of the window’s background.

colorSpace

The window’s color space.

contentView

The window’s content view, the highest accessible NSView object in the window’s view hierarchy.

canHide

A Boolean value that indicates whether the window can be hidden when its application becomes hidden (during execution of the NSApplicationhide: method).

onActiveSpace

A Boolean value that indicates whether the window is on the currently active space.

hidesOnDeactivate

A Boolean value that indicates whether the window is removed from the screen when its application becomes inactive.

collectionBehavior

A value that identifies the window’s behavior in window collections.

opaque

A Boolean value that indicates whether the window is opaque.

hasShadow

A Boolean value that indicates whether the window has a shadow.

- invalidateShadow

Invalidates the window shadow so that it is recomputed based on the current window shape.

- autorecalculatesContentBorderThicknessForEdge:

Indicates whether the window calculates the thickness of a given border automatically.

- setAutorecalculatesContentBorderThickness:forEdge:

Specifies whether the window calculates the thickness of a given border automatically.

- contentBorderThicknessForEdge:

Indicates the thickness of a given border of the window.

- setContentBorderThickness:forEdge:

Specifies the thickness of a given border of the window.

delegate

The window’s delegate.

preventsApplicationTerminationWhenModal

A Boolean value that indicates whether the window prevents application termination when modal.