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Xcode 3 Unleashed by Fritz Anderson

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Chapter 6. A Cocoa Application: Views

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Now that the model is taken care of, we turn to the other end of the application: the views. Our design for the application relies on standard elements in the Mac OS X Aqua interface.

Interface Builder (IB) is the indispensable tool for laying out human interfaces for Mac OS X applications. It edits NIB files, which are archives of human-interface objects that your application reconstitutes when the files are loaded. All Cocoa applications have a main NIB file, which the Xcode application template names MainMenu.nib. This file contains at least the main menu bar for the application ...

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