CALayer debugging support for Reveal

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Michael Ochs

25 Nov, 2015 02:37 PM


Reveal is a great product and helps debugging UI issues a lot. However for some sort of issues, it is not enough to visualise the UIView hierarchy as this does not take into account the current state of the presentation layers but just the state the view should be in. To be able to debug CoreAnimation and QuartzCore issues as well as UIKit animation issues, it would be helpful if one could switch from a view to a layer mode where instead of showing subviews, reveal instead visualises CALayer, including the option to check a layer's mask and presentationLayer content.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Sean Woodhouse on 25 Nov, 2015 10:41 PM

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    Thanks for the suggestion Michael. It's definitely something we'd like to add in a future release.



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