The *.xib file extension is related to the Apple Interface Builder a development tool for Apple OS X operating system.

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Software that works with xib file extension

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XIB file extension - Apple Interface Builder file

What is xib file? How to open xib files?

File type specification:

Source code and script file type icon Source code and script file type

xib file icon: xib filetype icon

The XIB file extension is associated with Apple Interface Builder, an application for designing and testing user interfaces, developed by Apple, Inc..

The .xib files are a text based file format use by the application. The previous versions of Interface Builder saved files with a NIB extension.

Interface Builder 3 and its later versions is able to save files in both the XIB and NIB file formats.

The default software associated to xib file type:

Interface Builder icon

Apple, Inc. logoInterface Builder  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

Interface Builder is a software development program for Mac OS X (macOs) and part of Xcode. It is an application for designing and testing user interfaces. Developers can use Interface Builder to create user interfaces that follow the Mac OS X (macOS) human-interface guidelines by dragging user-interface elements from a palette of predefined controls and dropping them into the window or view they are configuring.

Xcode icon

Apple, Inc. logoXcode  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

Company or developer:
Apple, Inc.

Apple Xcode is IDE (integrated development environment) used to create applications for Mac OS X and iOS. Applications are programmed in Objective-C programming language. Xcode is available for Mac OS X.

Help how to open XIB files:

Use Interface Builder to open *-xib files.

How to convert file with extension XIB:

As far as we know, this .xib file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .xib file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file
: like open xib file, edit xib file, convert xib file, view xib file, play xib file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting xib files.

  • Open xib file
  • Edit xib file
  • Create xib file

Software that open xib file - Apple Interface Builder file

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Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

Main software associated with xib file by default:
Interface Builder small icon Interface Builder
Xcode small icon Xcode

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