Instance Property

delegate

The delegate of the app object.

Declaration

@property(nonatomic, assign) id<UIApplicationDelegate> delegate;

Discussion

Every app must have an app delegate object to respond to app-related messages. For example, the app notifies its delegate when the app finishes launching and when its foreground or background execution status changes. Similarly, app-related messages coming from the system are often routed to the app delegate for handling. Xcode provides an initial app delegate for every app and you should not need to change this delegate later.

The delegate must adopt the UIApplicationDelegate formal protocol.

See Also

Managing the App's Behavior

UIApplicationDelegate

A set of methods that you use to manage shared behaviors for your app.