iphone Interface Builder Windows

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Implementation files

In this group we have all the . m files are presented


  • Sample App delegate .m
  • Sample View controller .m
  • Sample main .m    [main’s .m → method]

Interface builder file:

In this group we have all the .xib files are presented.

          a) sample view controller .xib

          b) Main window. Xib


If we want to add any additional frame work

Framework → right click on the framework → add → Existing framework → Select the framework → Click an add

Interface builder

Interface builder is develop in 1988 it is used for developing application for NEXTSTEP , OPEN STEP, MAC OS, IOS development.

IB support two formats .nib, .xib

IB is mainly used for designing the application and it is a supported tool. It has 4 windows

  1. File owner window
  2. Attribute inspector
  3. Library
  4. View

1) File owner window:

It contains the copy of nib file [or xib] and it is always be the first icon in any nib file. It has three icons.

  • Files owner
  • First responder
  • View


2) Attribute inspector:

It is mainly used for setting the properties of view elements.

Ex: If you want to change the color of a view we use this it is presents in the tools section.

Tools → inspector

It contains 4 tabs those are

a) Attribute inspector

b) Connections

c) Size inspector

d) Identity



It contains the controllers view on UI elements and   media also

UI elements:




4) Data view:


NOTE:- Library consists of media tab. Which contains image added in the x code project we can easily drag them on to the view.

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