crossboy007 crossboy007 - 26 days ago 12
Swift Question

How do I create a view controller file after creating a new view controller?

I am developing a tabbed application, but am having an issue very early on in its development.

My issue is that when I create a new view controller, and link it to the tab bar controller, unlike the other two view controllers that were made by default, this one has no

viewcontroller.swift
file.

I was wondering if anyone knew how to create this file so I can actually code the GUI to do things?

I will also mention that I am on Xcode 6 and developing the app in swift.

Rob Rob
Answer

Correct, when you drag a view controller object onto your storyboard in order to create a new scene, it doesn't automatically make the new class for you, too.

Having added a new view controller scene to your storyboard, you then have to:

  1. Create a UIViewController subclass. For example, go to your target's folder in the project navigator panel on the left and then control-click and choose "New File...". Choose a "Cocoa Touch Class":

    Cocoa Touch Class

    And then select a unique name for the new view controller subclass:

    UIViewController subclass

  2. Specify this new subclass as the base class for the scene you just added to the storyboard.

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  3. Now hook up any IBOutlet and IBAction references for this new scene with the new view controller subclass.

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