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Last updated: 2022-04-02 17:49:38

    This document describes how to quickly integrate the TRTC macOS SDK into your project.

    Environment Requirements

    • Xcode 9.0 or above
    • A Mac computer with OS X 10.10 or above
    • A valid developer signature for your project

    Integrating the TRTC SDK

    You can use CocoaPods to automatically load the SDK or download and import it manually into your project.


    1. Install CocoaPods

    Enter the following command in a terminal window (you need to install Ruby on your Mac first):

    sudo gem install cocoapods

    2. Create a Podfile

    Go to the directory of your project and enter the following command to create a Podfile in the directory.

    pod init

    3. Edit the Podfile

    There are two ways to edit the Podfile:

    • Method 1: Use the pod path of the LiteAV SDK
      platform :osx, '10.10'

      target 'Your Target' do
      pod 'TXLiteAVSDK_TRTC_Mac', :podspec => 'https://liteav.sdk.qcloud.com/pod/liteavsdkspec/TXLiteAVSDK_TRTC_Mac.podspec'
    • Method 2: Use CocoaPod’s official source, which allows version selection
      platform :osx, '10.10'
      source 'https://github.com/CocoaPods/Specs.git'

      target 'Your Target' do
      pod 'TXLiteAVSDK_TRTC_Mac'

    4. Install and update the SDK

    Enter the following command in a terminal window to install the SDK.

    pod install

    Or, run this command to update the local repository:

    pod update

    An XCWORKSPACE project file integrated with LiteAVSDK will be generated. Double-click to open the file.

    Manual integration

    1. Download the TRTC macOS SDK.
    2. Open your Xcode project and import into it the framework downloaded in step 1.
    3. Select the target you want to run and click Build Phases.
    4. Expand Link Binary With Libraries and click the + icon at the bottom to add dependent libraries.
    5. Add the downloaded SDK framework and the dependent libraries it requires: AudioUnit.framework, libc++.tbd, and Accelerate.framework.
      After that, you will see:

    Granting Camera and Mic Permissions

    To use the audio/video features of the SDK, you need to grant it mic and camera permissions. Add the two items below to Info.plist of your application. Their content is what users see in the mic and camera access pop-up windows.

    • Privacy - Microphone Usage Description, plus a statement specifying why mic access is needed
    • Privacy - Camera Usage Description, plus a statement specifying why camera access is needed
      As shown below:

    If App Sandbox or Hardened Runtime is enabled for your application, select Network, Camera, and Audio Input.

    • For App Sandbox:
    • For Hardened Runtime:

    Importing the TRTC SDK

    You can import the TRTC SDK in two ways.

    Method 1: Using Objective-C or Swift APIs

    There are two ways to use the SDK in Objective-C or Swift:

    • Import the module: Import the SDK module in the files that will use the SDK APIs.

      @import TXLiteAVSDK_TRTC_Mac;
    • Import the header file: Import the header file in the files that will use the SDK APIs.

      #import TXLiteAVSDK_TRTC_Mac/TRTCCloud.h

    Method 2: Using C++ APIs

    1. Import the header file: If you want to use C++ APIs to develop your macOS application, import the header file in the TXLiteAVSDK_TRTC_Mac.framework/Headers/cpp_interface directory.

      #include TXLiteAVSDK_TRTC_Mac/cpp_interface/ITRTCCloud.h
    2. Use the namespace: The cross-platform C++ APIs and types are all defined in the TRTC namespace, which you can use directly. This method can simplify your code and is recommended.

      using namespace trtc;

    For more information on how to use C++ APIs, please see Overview.

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