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ViewMonitor

A really useful view debugging tool that measures view positions with accuracy. ViewMonitor is a drop-in library that gives you an activation switch that floats on top of your interface. Once enabled, it displays a overlay giving you useful information about any selected view, including frame, background colour, font size and text colour. Obviously not a tool to be left your production app but certainly handy if you’re having some layout issues.

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Hyperion

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LifetimeTracker

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