Instance Method

decodeNXColor

Decodes a color structure from NEXTSTEP Release 3 or earlier.

Declaration

- (NSColor *)decodeNXColor;

Return Value

An autoreleased NSColor object. Returns nil if the archived color is invalid.

Discussion

This method does not have a matching method for encoding an NXColor structure. Encode an NSColor object instead.

NXColor, a type that dates from pre-OpenStep versions of NEXTSTEP, was a struct. Its replacement, NSColor, is a class. The difficulties of converting from a struct to a class require a special method like decodeNXColor.

The decodeNXColor method becomes part of the NSCoder class only for apps that use AppKit.