Universal iOS App With No Interface Builder

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by kayloh20, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. kayloh20 macrumors regular

    Apr 8, 2010
    Chicago, IL

    I really dislike Interface Builder (some of the reasons include the performance, the limitations with some custom user interfaces, etc.), so I always code my applications without a trace of it. In a non-universal application, all you'd do is delete the line in the Info.plist, the Interface Builder file, and put your App Delegate file name in the main.m

    This doesn't seem to work with Universal applications. Putting any of the three App Delegates in the main.m still triggers a black screen.

    Is there any way to do away with the main interface builder file in universal applications?

  2. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    I only use Interface Builder for a canonical blank main window. Everything else can be created programmatically from the view controller named by the xib. Getting rid of two generic near empty xibs (one for iPhone, one for iPad) is of very little importance to me. What's the value?

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