This article shows how to edit a view in debug mode by LLDB Console.
First of all, Build an app on a simulator or device and open the [Debug View Hierarchy]
In this article, I'll show you how to change an information for UILabel.
Let's see a memory address at the view
After opening the [[Debug View Hierarchy], click the right button and select the [Print Description of UILabel] menu on the view you want to edit.
Then, on the lldb console shows the details of information for the view.
Printing description of $12: <UILabel: 0x7fb65a6075a0; frame = (0 0; 250 20.3333); text = 'YOUR TEXT'; opaque = NO; autoresize = RM+BM; userInteractionEnabled = NO; layer = <_UILabelLayer: 0x6000000975c0>>
For the latter procedures, copy the memory address "0x7fb65a6075a0".
Let's see the information of the view by memory address
Let's see the information by the memory address as below.
po ((UILabel *) 0x7fb65a6075a0)
<UILabel: 0x7fb65a6075a0; frame = (0 0; 250 20.3333); text = ''YOUR TEXT'; opaque = NO; autoresize = RM+BM; userInteractionEnabled = NO; layer = <_UILabelLayer: 0x6000000975c0>>
In this time, you can see the same information as before you see.
Let's change the text string in the UILabel
By this command, you can edit the text string on the UILabel
e [[(UILabel *) 0x7fb65a6075a0) setText:@"newText"]
"e" is an alies of expression. It doesn't take care about which command you typed.
Let's reflection the changes immediately
By the procedure as you see before, the lldb console shows the string '$0 = "newText"'.
But on the simulator or device, it didn't reflect the changes yet.
If you press the continue button, it will be reflected soon.
In this time, let's reflect it immediately.
Try this command on the lldb console.
e (void)[CATransaction flush]
On the simulator or device, the changes will be reflection fine.