Bug 9152 - XIB Automatically Appeared in Single View Application
Summary: XIB Automatically Appeared in Single View Application
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: 2012-12-28 01:44 UTC by Prashant Cholachagudda
Modified: 2013-01-02 11:10 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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

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Description Prashant Cholachagudda 2012-12-28 01:44:33 UTC
From Rodney (Desk Case #22200)  
I manually created my own TabBarController by extending UITabBarController
to use as my RootViewController. I had no XIB files in my project and was
planning to avoid them all together, by using MonoTouch.Dialog and a
programmatically created TabBar. However somewhere along the lines I
noticed that a XIB appeared called TabBarController, and a
TabBarController.designer.cs also appeared.

Here's the possible steps to reproduce the bug.

1. Well I created a new Project -> C# -> MonoTouch -> Universal ->
Single View Application
2. Then I deled the generated xib files and related CS files leaving
only the AppDelegate.cs, Main.cs, and Info.plist in place.
3. I then created a TabBarController.cs file with a TabBarController
class that extends the UITabBarController class.
4. I then followed the documentation here:
5. Everything was working fine, no XIB files appeared yet
6. I then went into the Project Options and changed the following:
7. Added an app name, identifier, version, set the deployment target to
5.0 (it was defaulted to 3.0 for some reason)
8. I also changed the status bar styles to black translucent, with a
tinting color of red. Visibility checkbox is not checked.
9. It was shortly after making these changes that I noticed that I now
have TabBarController.xib and a TabBarController.designer.cs file.

All this occurred within an our of creating the project and having almost
nothing but the basic 3 tabs from your documentation in the link in step 4.

Prashant: We received this bug on Desk, but I'm unable to reproduce it with given steps.
Comment 1 Jeffrey Stedfast 2013-01-02 11:10:21 UTC
He probably did "Add New File" and selected the "iPhone ViewController" template instead of selecting the generic C# class template.

The ViewController template creates the xibs and .designer.cs files while the generic C# class template does not.

That's the only way this could happen. MonoDevelop won't randomly create xib files (it can't, they *must* be added via a template)