Bug 6245 - Add iPhone View only creates a .XIB
Summary: Add iPhone View only creates a .XIB
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: iOS add-in ()
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeffrey Stedfast
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-07-23 20:38 UTC by Tom Opgenorth
Modified: 2013-01-09 11:19 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Tom Opgenorth 2012-07-23 20:38:10 UTC
When I go to File...New File and select iPhone View, all that I get is the .XIB file.  There are no partial C# classes for me to code with.  There is no .H file for XCode. If I open this file in XCode I cannot add any outlets or actions to it.  Is this by design?  If so, what is the intended scenario?

I would expect that by adding a new iPhone view the necessary files would be in place so that I can edit this file in XCode or use it as part of an existing controller.
Comment 1 Jeffrey Stedfast 2013-01-04 16:24:26 UTC
iPhone and iPad View templates are for xibs-only, they aren't supposed to generate any C# code.

The ViewController templates generate code, though.

I'm not sure what the reasoning behind this is.


BTW, most of these xib templates look to have been generated with Xcode3
Comment 2 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2013-01-07 04:50:49 UTC
It it's exactly as described - it adds a new view, and nothing else. This is useful for example if you wanted a new view xib to use with an existing controller.

The one you probably want is "view with controller", which adds a view and a controller.
Comment 3 Tom Opgenorth 2013-01-07 13:23:25 UTC
But how can I use this .XIB file with an existing controller? IIt seems that there is no way I can do anything with this .XIB created by the template.
Comment 4 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2013-01-09 11:19:58 UTC
The same way you use any other xib - pass it to the controller's base ctor, or use UIBundle to deserialize it.