Instance Method


Returns an NSImage instance associated with the specified name, which can be backed by multiple files representing different resolution versions of the image.


func image(forResource name: NSImage.Name) -> NSImage?



The filename of the image resource file. Including a filename extension is optional.

Return Value

The NSImage object associated with the specified name, or nil if no file is found.


This method accommodates Apple’s naming conventions for high-resolution versions of the image. For example, if your bundle contains files named button.png, button@2x.png, and button.pdf then imageForResource:@"button" returns an NSImage object backed by all three files. Each time the NSImage object is drawn, it selects the representation best for the drawing context.

Images requested using this method whose name ends in the word Template are automatically marked as template images.

This method does not look up images based on setName(_:) or get named system images. Use init(named:) for that purpose.

This method does not cache its search results.

See Also

Finding Image Resources

func urlForImageResource(NSImage.Name)

Returns the location of the specified image resource as an NSURL.

func pathForImageResource(NSImage.Name)

Returns the location of the specified image resource file.