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# Steps to reproduce
1. File -> New -> iOS -> Blank App.
2. Right-click -> Add -> New Item -> iOS -> Empty Storyboard.
3. Connect to a Mac (if not done already).
4. Open the storyboard and attempt to interact with it.
# Expected behavior
User can view the design surface and add controls.
# Actual behavior
Empty storyboard is completely blank with no design surface whatsoever:
# Supplemental info (logs, images, videos)
Environment Info: https://gist.github.com/pierceboggan/363ef465c39316b16a4299e351387165
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You can't put a button as a toplevel. You can only put a ViewController as a top level.
OK. So seems like we should ensure there is a view controller in there by default. I wasn't even aware there wasn't one for me to drag things on to. I kept zooming out expecting to see the view controller and never did. Moving to templates.
Then remove the 'Empty Storyboard' template :p
If you want an empty storyboard template, this is correct and should not be changed.
If you want a non-empty storyboard template then call it a `Single ViewController` template or something like that.
Do not create an `Empty Storyboard` template and fill it with controls, that's weird :p
Agreed! Interestingly, Visual Studio for Mac does not have a "Empty Storyboard" template, but does have a "Storyboard" template, which is empty.