AppCode 2023.1 Help


Search for preferences

To search for any IDE settings, use Search Everywhere (double Shift) or Find Action Ctrl+Shift+A.

Searching for actions

You can also use the regular search available via the search field in the Preferences dialog Ctrl+Alt+S. Just start typing the text you want to find, and have all its occurrences highlighted.

Searching for preferences

Preferences in Xcode and AppCode

In the table below, you can see how particular Xcode preferences correspond to AppCode settings.





Show live issues


AppCode always displays warnings and errors.

Continue building after errors


Mac/Simulator Test Parallelization


Automatically unlock files


AppCode detects if a file needs to be unlocked and suggests a way to do it when you are trying to edit such files.

Find Navigator Detail


Issue Navigator Detail


Dialog Warnings




There are no account settings in AppCode. It’s expected that Apple accounts are configured in Xcode.



The closest analog to Behaviors in AppCode is a combination of external tools (Preferences | Appearance & Behavior | Notifications and Preferences | Tools | External Tools).



Because of the navigation differences, there are no such settings in AppCode.

Fonts and colors

Theme chooser

Preferences | Editor | Color Scheme

AppCode has separate highlighting settings for each editor scheme for all the supported languages, so you can adjust them as you want. Common settings are available in Preferences | Editor | Color Scheme | General.

Font chooser

Preferences | Editor | Color Scheme | Color Scheme Font, Preferences | Editor | Color Scheme | Console Font

Xcode lets you specify different fonts for different code constructs. AppCode uses a single font in the editor for all code constructs.

Text editing


Preferences | Editor


Line Numbers

Preferences | Editor | General | Appearance | Show Line Numbers

Code folding ribbon

Preferences | Editor | General | Code Folding | Show code folding outline

Page Guide at column

Preferences | Editor | General | Appearance | Show hard wrap guide, Show indent guides, Preferences | Editor | Code Style | Hard wrap at, Visual Guides

Xcode lets you have one guide in the editor and does not wrap the text automatically. AppCode allows having several guides together with a so-called Hard Wrap guide, which allows auto-wrapping on type.

Highlight instances of selected symbols

Preferences | Editor | General | Highlight on Caret Movement | Highlight usages of element at caret

Editor overscroll


Code completion

Preferences | Editor | General | Code Completion

Default text encoding/line ending

Preferences | Editor | File Encodings

Code coverage

From the main menu, select Run | Run '<application>' with Coverage

Currently, code coverage is available in AppCode for unit testing only.


Preferences | Editor | Code Style

Key bindings

Preferences | Keymap

Source control

Preferences | Version Control

Components, Locations, Server & bots

It’s expected that settings from these sections are configured in Xcode. Once it's done, AppCode will automatically handle them.

Last modified: 22 November 2022