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ChimeHQ/ViewPlus 1.1.0
Make working with NSView more pleasant
⭐️ 8
🕓 41 weeks ago
.package(url: "https://github.com/ChimeHQ/ViewPlus.git", from: "1.1.0")

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ViewPlus is a small library that provides some helpful extension and capabilities for working with NSView.


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dependencies: [
    .package(url: "https://github.com/ChimeHQ/ViewPlus.git")


github "ChimeHQ/ViewPlus"



func removeTrackingArea(with rect: NSRect)
func removeTrackingAreas(_ areas: [NSTrackingArea])
func removeAllTrackingAreas()

Auto Layout

var useAutoLayout: Bool
var subviewsUseAutoLayout: Bool


func animateLayout(changes: (NSAnimationContext) -> Void)


func withPriority(_ p: NSLayoutConstraint.Priority) -> NSLayoutConstraint


func offset(by: Float) -> NSLayoutConstraint.Priority



By default, the layer property of an NSView has a number of restrictions. There are many properties that are owned and controlled by the AppKit, and are impossible to modify in a safe and predictable way. This class provides a single property unrestrictedLayer, which has no restrictions whatsoever.

This layer will just match the frame of the hosting view. This is is a great way to integrate a layer into the Auto Layout system. It's also nice for applying transforms.


A really simple view that will never become first responder due to a mouse down event. This is handy for routing clicks down into other parts of the view hierarchy.


This is a very simple NSViewController subclass that eliminates some boilerplate for view controllers that always create their views programatically. This class is based on work on a blog post about view controllers without XIBs, and includes a lot of great discussion about the pros and cons of such an approach.

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Last commit: 3 weeks ago
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Release Notes

41 weeks ago

Include the XiblessViewController class

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