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Xcode: Dividing long NSString constants over multiple lines

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Just a little Objective-C “trick” to make long NSString constants a little bit more readable in your Code:

To break a part of the long string to a new line you have to wrap it in quotation marks. The compiler will then put it back together to one long string.

So instead of doing this:

NSString *htmlStr = @"PageTitle

Hello World


You could do this:

NSString *htmlStr = @""

Hello World

" "" "";

Of course the cleanest thing to do would be to separate the html code completely from your Objective-C code by putting it into a separate HTML file and load that into a string. But hey, who wants to be perferct all the time?