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mysterytramp
Sep 12, 2008, 07:04 AM
I just spent about an hour trying to recreate a MacTech example of a Core Data application, and when it compiled I got maybe a million errors in Xcode. I'm sure I made the mistake ... BUT ... I was wondering if there were software out there that could take nib files and core data descriptions and create text files. It would be a lot easier to spot a mistake.

My memory is a little sketchy, but I'm thinking of something analogous to Rez and DeRez.

mt

PS ... In case you couldn't figure it out, I'm a n00b



robbieduncan
Sep 12, 2008, 07:19 AM
I've never heard of one.

Are you sure you have nib files not xib files? xib files are just XML so you should be able to open them in a text editor. Whether they are easy to read/understand I'm not sure...

Edit to add: you might want to read this (http://speirs.org/2007/12/05/what-are-xib-files/). Perhaps the ibtool it discusses could be used to get you what you want?

mysterytramp
Sep 12, 2008, 07:25 AM
that looks like exactly what I could use ... except I'm still on Tiger. But it looks like a good alternative to brute force debugging.

mt

robbieduncan
Sep 12, 2008, 07:29 AM
that looks like exactly what I could use ... except I'm still on Tiger.

mt

In that case I think you should still have access to nibtool (http://www.osxfaq.com/man/1/nibTool.ws). The -a option looks like it might help...

mysterytramp
Sep 12, 2008, 05:29 PM
GREAT!

Exactly what I was looking for ...

Thanks

mt