Where are ${EXECUTABLE_NAME} and ${PRODUCT_NAME} defined


Where can I find information on how to modify these

  • ${EXECUTABLE_NAME}
  • ${PRODUCT_NAME}

These are only displayed in .plist file but where are the actual values.

If we can directly modify what ever we want in .plist why we need these.

I am new that's why I'm having problem understanding these, I also looked into apple information Property list key reference but didn't find these ${} values.


Answers:


The PRODUCT_NAME is defined in the target's Build Settings in the Packaging section. It has the same name by default as your project.

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Edit:

While PRODUCT_NAME is by default the name of the Target (MyDemoApp in this case). The EXECUTABLE_NAME is a concatenation of:

$EXECUTABLE_PREFIX, $PRODUCT_NAME and $EXECUTABLE_SUFFIX.

See the reference of EXECUTABLE_NAME for details.

Update

The new reference can be found here http://help.apple.com/xcode/mac/8.3/#/itcaec37c2a6

EXECUTABLE_NAME
Specifies the name of the binary the target produces.