Macos – Get value from NSTextField


I have an NSTextField and I need to get the field's value into a variable. What's the appropriate method?

Best Solution

For an NSString you would use:

NSString *myString = [theTextField stringValue];

For an int you would use:

int myInt = [theTextField intValue];

There are many other methods for getting the value from a control. Have a look at the NSControl reference for more info, under the "Getting and Setting the Control’s Value" section.

Here's a list:

  • doubleValue
  • floatValue
  • intValue
  • integerValue
  • objectValue
  • stringValue
  • attributedStringValue