Don’t use NSLog anymore!

NSLog is a convenient way to output logging information from your iPhone app. NSLog is most commonly used by developers for debugging purposes. The problem with adding NSLog statements in your code is that you have to remove them or comment them out before you can submit your application to the app store. Apps that output data via NSLog will not be approved into the app store.

I would like to show you how I handle this delema. Start by opening the “_Prefix.pch” file.

next, add the following lines to the file

#define DEBUG_MODE
 
#ifdef DEBUG_MODE
#define DebugLog( s, ... ) NSLog( @"<%@:(%d)> %@", [[NSString stringWithUTF8String:__FILE__] lastPathComponent], __LINE__, [NSString stringWithFormat:(s), ##__VA_ARGS__] )
#else
#define DebugLog( s, ... )
#endif

In your code, replace “NSLog” with “DebugLog”. THATS IT!

DebugLog adds some new functionality to NSLog. It will now output the file name and line number of the Debug statement.

The best part of this is that its very easy to disable when its time to create a release build of your code. Simple comment out the “#define DEBUG_MODE” line im the “_Prefix.pch” file.