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This project provides an extension for Xcode to integrate some nef features directly in the IDE. Using the core of
nef, you can export snippets from your code selection directly in Xcode.
💡 Exports a [code selection](#-export-code-selection-to-image) to images for given Xcode Playgrounds.
💡 Generates [Markdown](#-generates-markdown-file-from-playground) files from Xcode Playground.
💡 Builds a [Playground Book](#-create-a-playground-book-from-your-swift-package) with external dependencies defined in a Swift Package.
To complete the installation, you should enable
nef extension from
System Preferences > Extensions > Xcode Source Editor
🌁 Export code selection to image
In Xcode you can find the nef plugin options in
If you want to export your current code selection into a snippet, you only need to select the action
Editor > nef > Code selection → Image
You can customize the output image using the preferences action
Editor > nef > Preferences
📃 Generates markdown file from Playground
Xcode Playgrounds let you write comments in markdown format using the symbols //: for single line comments, or /*: */ for multiline comments. Markup for playgrounds includes page level formatting for headings and other elements, formatting spans of characters, showing inline images, and several other features. You can read more in the Markup Formatting Reference.
You can create a markdown file from playground page with the nef action
Editor > nef > Playground → Markdown
📲 Create a Playground Book from your Swift package
You can create a Playground compatible with you iPad from a Swift package. You only need to open the swift package in Xcode,
and select the action
Editor > nef > Swift Package → Playground Book
It will ask you where to save the Playground Book, and it will start to build it.
This feature needs to use SwiftPM tool. Consequently, it will need to disable the sandbox thus it is not allowed in the App Store; but if you want to enjoy this feature, you only need to install the
.dmgyou'll find in the releases section.
🔨 Xcode navigation keyboard shortcuts
To make you a more productive developer, you can associate a keyboard shortcut to each
Open the shortcuts menu in
Xcode > Preferences... > Key Bindings and set your command.
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