Creating projects, targets, and files
For creating projects, targets, and files, AppCode uses the set of templates bundled in the Xcode distribution selected in AppCode preferences.
For files, AppCode provides a set of its own templates available viaAlt+Insert and the full list of built-in Xcode templates.
To create new files using Xcode templates, right-click a file or folder in the Project tool window and select .
Opening Xcode projects
AppCode does not use its own project model. Instead, it parses Xcode project and workspace files and carefully modifies them, so you can always be sure that any changes you make in AppCode will automatically appear in Xcode, and vice versa.
AppCode has a simple UI for editing Xcode project settings available via Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S. We plan to improve it in the future, but for now its functionality is limited. We recommend using the Xcode interface for complex setup.