Instance Method


Returns a view controller object initialized to the nib file in the specified bundle.


- (instancetype)initWithNibName:(NSNibName)nibNameOrNil bundle:(NSBundle *)nibBundleOrNil;



The name of the nib file, without any leading path information.


The bundle in which to search for the nib file. If you specify nil, this method looks for the nib file in the main bundle.

Return Value

The initialized NSViewController object.


The NSViewController object looks for the nib file in the bundle's language-specific project directories first, followed by the Resources directory.

The specified nib file should typically have the class of the file's owner set to NSViewController, or a custom subclass, with the view outlet connected to a view.

If you pass in nil for nibNameOrNil, nibName returns nil and loadView throws an exception; in this case you must set view before view is invoked, or override loadView.

See Also

Creating A View Controller

- loadView

Instantiates a view from a nib file and sets the value of the view property.