How To Make an App – Ep 9 – Swift IBOutlet Properties

How To Make iPhone Apps with NO Programming Experience!
Lesson 9: Swift IBOutlet Properties
This lessons shows you how to connect the elements in your user interface to IBOutlet properties which the view controller can access!

This video series uses the latest and greatest from Apple (Xcode 6, Swift, iOS 8) and will teach a beginner with no programming experience how to make iPhone apps. I’m creating these videos with the assumption that the student has no prior knowledge and is starting from scratch.

The lesson plan for the How To Make an App series can be found on my site here:

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CodeWIthChris is dedicated to teaching beginners and non-programmers all about building iOS apps. On the site, you’ll find a ton of free resources and tutorials to aid you on your journey to learn iOS development. Many people have successfully picked up Swift, Objective-C, Xcode and app building from my course and materials!

Intro & Outro music
“Heartbreaker” by Jahzzar (






21 responses to “How To Make an App – Ep 9 – Swift IBOutlet Properties”

  1. Mel G Avatar

    Help! When I typed setTitle, it says UIView does not have a member named 'setTitle' . Is it because my Xcode is outdated? I am using Xcode version 6.2 (6C131e).

  2. Zack Elmi Avatar

    your great! thanks bro…

  3. James Bryant Avatar

    what framework did you download to be able to use functions like 'println' — I'm working with Xcode 7 and get an error when i try it… not a major setback but just want to have access to it

  4. Laura on the Road Avatar

    Thanks a lot for this series of tutorials. It's really easy to follow and pleasant to watch; I'm very grateful. Great job 😀

  5. Guillaume CORRADI Avatar

    thanks from France ! that's a brillant tuto !

  6. akash patil Avatar

    Thankzzz Chris…!! Itzz really help me a lotz

  7. Myrslokstok Avatar

    You seems very skilled and used to teach computer stuff to beginners. These are exelent tutorials.

  8. Austin Hunt Avatar

    Hi Chris,
    I'm having trouble with the very end of your video. There isn't a method called setTitle in Xcode now, and I don't know how else to change the text of the button. I feel like it's important to learn though so I don't want to go to your next video yet.

  9. Renaud Coustellier Avatar

    Chris, I am starting to learn how to code for iOS and I am coming from Visual Studio… So I've just Downloaded XCODE Beta 7.1. I can see minor differences with your tutorial. Do you think you will show us XCODE 7.x in a near future?

  10. xxBIGBIRDxx Avatar

    Ty so much for this

  11. Miguel Anjos Avatar

    hi Chris, 
    my Play Round button didn't change to play. I just despaired after I compiled it.
    do you know what needs to be changed?

  12. Hunter North Avatar

    Great video, but when I put in all the code and run the app it loads the launch Screnn that says war and just stays their.

  13. Silent Mutant Avatar

    I have a second view controller and cannot control drag objects from this one to the viewcontroller.swift. What can I do to fix this?

  14. Amir Reza Avatar

    How does the buttons function? or atleast how do you make the function? anyways awesome video

  15. magna chisel Avatar

    fail. 7 minutes into your video and you havent created anything useful, and spent time on lots of irrelevant stuff. teaching is not your gift

  16. Ruben Pizarro Avatar

    Holy shit bro this is really good stuff. I'm new to iPhone dev, but started developing at the rip age of 10. Great tutorials. Had to stop half way and make sure I left that for you.

  17. Brian Zhang Avatar

    Hi Chris, thank you for those great videos!
    I have a problem where I can't drag the image view into the assistant editor, the blue line can form when I control and drag the image view but it won't land on assistant editor. It will just pop back up. And for the assistant editor, Mine don't show the number of lines on the left. Mine's all blank. Could you please help me with this issue?
    Thanks again!! 

  18. Jingle Jeff Avatar

    Hi Chris

    I've bought the beginners course but really need your help.

    My scollview won't scroll. I'm on lesson 28 and stuck and can't continue.  I want to finish this course and buy the next, to advance.  Please Help!  I've followed your instructions to the letter, but still get the warning, "Scrollable Content Size Ambiguity".  I've been stuck for over a week.

    Best wishes

    Jingle Jeff

  19. David Burian Avatar

    I can't believe you can teach this good. I've already watched two series of tutorials, but this blows my mind. Things I thought were complicated are now really simple. I am grateful for this. Thank you :).

  20. Andrew Froning Avatar

    I can't seem to run the iPhone simulator because of this error:
    "linker command failed with exit code 1 (use -v to see invocation)"
    I do not know what I did wrong, and  I cannot find a solution on the internet. Does anyone else have this problem?

  21. Miguel D Avatar

    I have two ViewController classes… Do you now why? 
    They are called FirstViewController and SecondViewController. Is it because I have multiple views?

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