Following example shows steps involved in initializing a view from XIB.
This is not a complex operation but exact steps need to be followed in order to do it right way first time, avoiding exceptions.
How does loadNibNamed Works
Main steps are:
- Create XIB
- Create class .h and .m
- Define outlets in .h
- Connect outlets between .h and XIB
See attached screenshot:
- Invoke loadNibNamed inside initWithCoder function of .m file. This is needed to ensure you can directly place UIView object into storyboard / Parent UIView XIB file and define it as your custom view. No other initialization code is needed once you load the storyboard / parent XIB. Your custom view can be added to other views just like other built-in Objective C view objects given in XCode.