Rename Xcode Project
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Utility for renaming Xcode projects.   Free
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Rename Xcode Project is a small utility that renames Xcode projects.
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Version 2.1:
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Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Fulmar2 reviewed on 08 Feb 2011
This app worked well for me, but now that I Xcode has been updated to version 3.0, it is not as useful. I really appreciated this app while it was relevant - changing names used to be nearly impossible! Thanks! Now, with X-code 3.x, simply go to the menu bar, select "Project" and then "Rename..."
[Version 2.1]


Tom E. Gun commented on 30 Jun 2010
Any chance of getting this app updated?
We would really appreciate it! Thanks in advance.
[Version 2.1]



reverb reviewed on 27 Nov 2005
Doesn't work on my Xcode 2.2 project. It wouldn't rename the project if the new name contained the space character -- which is absurd, because Xcode does in fact allow that. When I tried to rename it to something that didn't contain a space character, it failed with an error about a missing .pch file.
[Version 2.0]

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Anonymous commented on 28 Nov 2005
I wouldn't recommend putting a space character in the name of the .xcodeproj file.
50% of the time, this will make the compilation fail. (one day it compiles, the other it fails)

reverb replied on 30 Nov 2005
That sounds like an issue with your project. You might want to check your build settings.

I've done quite a few projects in Project Builder/Xcode that had spaces in their file names, and I've never had a problem. That includes two projects done entirely in the new .xcodeproj format.

Besides, many of Apple's developer example projects have spaces in their file names, and the Xcode "New Project" wizard cheerfully allows them. It seems highly unlikely to me that this is an Xcode-specific issue.
Bryan Goldstein commented on 27 Nov 2005
Yay, thanx this is just what i have been waiting for!
[Version 2.0]


Anonymous reviewed on 30 Sep 2005
Useful little app for developers that are not too familiar with the mechnaics of XCode. Yes, it does save a bunch of time if you have to poke around and figure out what needs to be renamed in the project settings. Hopefully the existence of this app will provoke the XCode team to put a new menu item in the File menu: "Rename Project"! BTW, the app works!
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 27 Nov 2005
FWIW, almost all IDEs have major issues renaming projects, including MS Visual Studio.

Anonymous reviewed on 16 May 2005
I like it.

Yes, you can rename a project by hand, and no, it doesn't take that long (once you figure out every thing that needs to be changed - it's not documented). But it **is** annoying, and some of us believe that's what computers are for:

To manually rename a project you must:

Rename the project file
Open the project and rename the target
In Build Settings, rename Product Name and Prefix Header
On disk, rename the prefix file

If you've already got RSI from too many years of coding and mousing, and if you tend to name projects "test" until you think of a spiffy name later, this is quite a helpful little app.

100% Cocoa, no Applescript. Source included.

A nice enhancement would be to rename the folder containing the renamed project. But since source code is included, I can add that myself.

Conclusion: Renaming a single project may only take 30-60 seconds. The real time savings is that once i got sick of doing it by hand, I didn't have to write this app myself.

To the author: nice job, and Illegitimi Non Carborundum.
[Version 1.0]


Kballard commented on 10 Apr 2005
Saves a bunch of time? There's only 3 places in the project that the name exists (not counting the project file itself). It takes all of 10 seconds for me to rename a project file. Of course, if you want to rename the precompiled header too, that takes, oh, another 10 seconds. So 20 seconds total.
[Version 1.0]

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Kimoy replied on 26 Apr 2006
Kevin, do you really find THIS procedure ( acceptable? It takes only 20 seconds for you? Alright, Slowhand, chapeau. But in my view it is an incomprehensible and inacceptable flaw.

Anonymous reviewed on 10 Apr 2005
Nice useful app which actually manages to misspell Xcode as xCode.

It needs some built in error handling to allow renaming of apps without precompiled headers but otherwise it saves a bunch of time doing it manually.
[Version 1.0]

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MadameMacintosh rated on 09 Dec 2010

[Version 2.1]

Version Downloads:8,857
Type:Utilities : File Management
Date:02 Apr 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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