6041 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 2, 2009 4:11 AM by Skyice
I did that and i still get this message "the document helloworldViewController.xib could not be opened. Interface builder cannot open files of this type"
I also tried to open up interface builder first and when i click the .xib file to open I still get the message.
it is version 3.1.2 of interface builder so it should work fine but it is not
so I still need help
Apropos Rick's messages, the IB error you reported is most often caused by an installation or version problem. This often happens when a new SDK is installed over an older SDK, and is often fixed by removing as much of the previous SDK as possible before re-installing the new one. If you search on the text of your error message in this forum and/or Google, you'll find lots of advice on how to clean your system before installing a new SDK.
Here's another link you should look at: [http://lists.apple.com/archives/Xcode-users/2009/Jan/msg00084.html].
I'm also wondering what book you have. You said your book was titled "Beginning ipod development". I can't find that title on the net, so you probably didn't type the exact title. However if that is indeed to title of your book, it might be too old. So if the book came with a CD, you could have some xib files that are too old for your SDK.
If the above doesn't apply to you, then take Rick's suggestion and get the latest SDK from the iPhone Dev Center. Then you'll need to clean your system to get rid of the previous SDK. Do this even if the previous SDK is the same one you just downloaded, because that's the best way to fix a bad installation. You should also consult the other posts on this subject that discuss permission problems. For example I think you could get IB to fail by installing as one user and then opening IB as another user.
In any case, if you re-install, there's one step you must never omit: Rename your /Developer folder (e.g. to /OldDev).
Hope that helps!