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Patricia W Level 3 Level 3
expertise.ilife
iLife

I've downloaded XCode 4.1 and the Server Admin app in a vain attempt to find the property list editor. Does anyone know where it is?


2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.7)
Solved by VincFalk on Jul 29, 2011 11:16 AM Solved

The Property List Editor has been dropped as a standalone application. It is now fully integrated in XCode. If you click "open with..." on a .plist-file and select XCode.app, XCode will bring up the Property List Editor, but it's no standalone app anymore.

  • applefandan Level 4 Level 4

    I was able to find property list editor in the folder developer-old>applications that was created when I installed XCode 4.1.

  • Patricia W Level 3 Level 3
    expertise.ilife
    iLife

    From the name that looks like you had a previous version of XCode ... which I don't have anymore since I did a clean install of Lion.

  • VincFalk Level 1 Level 1

    Try simply using the XCode.app

  • Patricia W Level 3 Level 3
    expertise.ilife
    iLife

    I'm not sure that is simple. When I had the previous property list editor I just clicked on the plist and it launched it. Having to navigate XCode is not that easy. It also references using the property list editor and it isn't there as far as I can see. If you know where it is that would be a help.

  • applefandan Level 4 Level 4

    You can download the previous version of XCode (3.2.6) from Apple's developer site (developer.apple.com) for free if you wish. You just need to create an account (you don't need to pay for a developer program). I am not sure if this will include the property list editor or not but it is worth a shot.

  • VincFalk Level 1 Level 1

    Well I figure that the plist editor is now integrated in XCode 4, but you could do the following: Get the

    PlistEdit.framework (located in /Developer/Library/PrivateFrameworks/) and the "Property List Editor.app" from an earlier XCode-Installation and throw them into the corresponding folders of your XCode 4-Installation.

     

    I don't know about that legal stuff but maybe you can get an earlier version on ADN.

  • Patricia W Level 3 Level 3
    expertise.ilife
    iLife

    I  don't want to use a previous version ... since XCode 4 help discusses the Property List Editor I presume it exists somewhere ... just wish I could find it

  • VincFalk Level 1 Level 1

    The Property List Editor has been dropped as a standalone application. It is now fully integrated in XCode. If you click "open with..." on a .plist-file and select XCode.app, XCode will bring up the Property List Editor, but it's no standalone app anymore.

  • Patricia W Level 3 Level 3
    expertise.ilife
    iLife

    It would be great if Apple documented this. I wasted several hours hunting for it.

  • digitalformula Level 1 Level 1

    The correct answer helped me with the same question - thanks VincFalk.

  • Steve-1029 Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you very much for the Answer

    "Open with" Xcode 4 certainly works and although the user Interface

    is a slightly different than the XCode 3.2 version

    the function seems the same.

     

    I also had the older version 3.2 installed and that Property List Editor still works as well

     

    I am afraid this adds to my bad feelings about LION as they seem to have changed things for no good reason

    and generated confusion . . . 

     

    steve

  • rdj Level 1 Level 1

    Well, isn't that special. The XCode property list editor is totally buggy. I can't edit the arguments in /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.dynamic_pager.plist so that Lion will use the swap partition  I created under Snow Leopard.

     

    I am NOT happy.

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9

    If you want to report this issue to Apple's engineering, send a bug report or an enhancement request via its Bug Reporter system. To do this, register as an Apple Developer—it's free and available for all Mac users and gets you a look at some development software. Since you already have an Apple username/ID, use that. Once a member, go to Apple BugReporter and file your bug report or enhancement request. You'll get a response and a follow-up number; thus, starting a dialog with engineering.

  • csytsma Level 1 Level 1

    This worked perfectly, thanks.  I just had to adjust the permissions on the PListEdit.framework folder to match the other framework folders.  I wouldn't have found it in the PrivateFrameworks folder without your help.  Much appreciated.

     

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    In response to:

    Well I figure that the plist editor is now integrated in XCode 4, but you could do the following: Get the

    PlistEdit.framework (located in /Developer/Library/PrivateFrameworks/) and the "Property List Editor.app" from an earlier XCode-Installation and throw them into the corresponding folders of your XCode 4-Installation.

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