Real-World Example using CocoaPods

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last updated: 2017-03

This example uses the AFNetworking CocoaPod.

New in version 3.0, Objective Sharpie supports binding CocoaPods, and even has a frontend command (sharpie pod) to make downloading, configuring, and building CocoaPods very easy. You should faimilarize yourself with CocoaPods in general before using this feature.

The sharpie pod command has one global option and two subcommands:

$ sharpie pod -help

Pod Options:
  -d, -dir DIR     Use DIR as the CocoaPods binding directory,
                   defaulting to the current directory

Available Commands:
  init         Initialize a new Xamarin C# CocoaPods binding project
  bind         Bind an existing Xamarin C# CocoaPods project

The init subcommand also has some useful help:

$ sharpie pod init -help
usage: sharpie pod init [INIT_OPTIONS] TARGET_SDK POD_SPEC_NAMES

Init Options:
  -f, -force       Initialize a new Podfile and run actions against
                   it even if one already exists

Multiple CocoaPod names and subspec names can be provided to init.

$ sharpie pod init ios AFNetworking
** Setting up CocoaPods master repo ...
   (this may take a while the first time)
** Searching for requested CocoaPods ...
** Working directory:
**   - Writing Podfile ...
**   - Installing CocoaPods ...
**     (running `pod install --no-integrate --no-repo-update`)
Analyzing dependencies
Downloading dependencies
Installing AFNetworking (2.6.0)
Generating Pods project
Sending stats
** 🍻 Success! You can now use other `sharpie pod`  commands.

Once your CocoaPod has been set up, you can now create the binding:

$ sharpie pod bind

This will result in the CocoaPod Xcode project being built and then evaluated and parsed by Objective Sharpie. A lot of console output will be generated, but should result in the binding definition at the end:

(... lots of build output ...)

Parsing 19 header files...

  [write] ApiDefinitions.cs
  [write] StructsAndEnums.cs


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