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Details of the .xib file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .xib file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .xib file?
  • What program do I need to open a .xib file?
  • How can the .xib file be opened, edited or printed?
  • Where can I find the specifications for .xib?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .xib extension?
  • How can I convert .xib files to another format?
  • What are other, similar filename extensions to .xib?

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1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

.xib file extension details

Apple Interface Builder Development-Time Resources

Apple Interface Builder Development-Time Resources .xib file icon
XIB file is an Apple Interface Builder Development-Time Resources. Interface Builder is Apple's graphical editor for designing and testing application user interfaces. The xib file format was introduced in Interface Builder 3.0 as a development-time format and was conceived as a way to provide tighter integration with your Xcode projects, particularly in the areas of SCM support, diff support, and refactoring. Xcode automatically converts files in the xib format to the nib format at build time.
Category: Development files
Application: Apple Xcode
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
XIB aliases:
XIB related links:
XIB related extensions:
Apple Interface Builder Resources

Other types of files may also use the .xib file extension.

.xib file extension error

The .xib file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

cib, aib, sib, xb, xlb, xob, xif, xig, xjb, xi, xkb, xin, ixb

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Embarcadero InterBase Database File
Concordance Imagebase File
ArcInfo Binary Coverage
Sibelius Music Notation
Windows Bitmap Image
XBin Image
Microsoft Excel Toolbar
LonWorks Device Interface File
WeintekHMI EasyBuilder 8000 XOB File
Pagis Pro Scanned Image
open .xib file

Can't open a .xib file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .xib file association, check the FAQ.

.xib file extension

Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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