[Openmcl-devel] Problem with Interface Builder bindings

mikel evins mevins at mac.com
Mon Mar 3 06:53:59 PST 2008

On Mar 3, 2008, at 4:25 AM, Didier Verna wrote:

> Kevin Reid <kpreid at mac.com> wrote:
>> On Feb 28, 2008, at 10:57, Didier Verna wrote:
>>> [ BTW, in order to let IB know that the class of the File's Owner  
>>> is a
>>>  subclass of NSView, I had to write a fake .h file with an  
>>> equivalent
>>>  definition and have IB read it. Not sure if it's the way to go... ]
>> In IB's class browser, you can right-click on NSView and choose to
>> subclass it; then use the inspector to add the actions and outlets.
>> In general, the effects of reading an .h file can be reproduced
>> manually; particularly, IB also supports generating the .h and .m
>> from your interactive definition.
>> (I haven't used IB in a while; the interface may have changed
>> somewhat. There may also be a way to specify the superclass of a
>> class after creating it.)
>  I dug a bit more into this, and it seems that the new IB 3 doesn't
> have this feature anymore. This is a general complaint about it that
> I've encountered on several forums. This is because IB3 can  
> synchronize
> with XCode automatically so you're not supposed to subclass manually
> anymore... unless when you're not using XCode dammit !
> Some people answer that it is not a problem because you can now also
> type in any class name whatsoever; even ones that are not known to IB.
> This is true, but still a pain, because when IB knows about  
> subclassing,
> it is able to present you with interesting outlets and actions  
> directly,
> which doesn't work with an unknown class :-(

That is true, and it's a pain. I don't know why Apple thought the new  
InterfaceBuilder design was an improvement.

You can, however, work around it: in addition to typing in whatever  
class name you like, you can also add the names of whatever actions  
and outlets you like.


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