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Note The developer documentation and even the Cocoa Touch API refer to In-
terface Builder files as nib files, even though they use the extension .xib .
They used to have the .nib extension, and it simply stuck as a tradition even
though the file extension was changed years ago. So, nib and xib are used inter-
changeably and refer to the same thing.
Figure 15-5 . Make sure “With XIB for user interface” is checked
If you click the MyView.xib file, you'll be presented with the Interface Builder,
which is no longer a separate application but integrated into Xcode 4. You'll see an
iPhone screen's view, onto which you can drag and drop views from the Object
Library, accessible via View
Utilities
Object Library in case it's not currently
visible.
With Interface Builder, you can easily create your UIKit user interface visually. Be-
cause it's beyond the scope of the topic to explain the Interface Builder workflow, I'll
refer you to Apple's Xcode 4 User Guide and specifically the section on Designing
User Interfaces:
 
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