Ios – Loaded nib but the ‘view’ outlet was not set


I added a new nib file to my project, and tried to load it.

However, when I click on the toolbar icon that is supposed to take me to the view that I created, I get an NSInternalInconsistencyException with the message:

Terminating app due to uncaught exception
'NSInternalInconsistencyException', reason: '-[UIViewController
_loadViewFromNibNamed:bundle:] loaded the "…" nib but the view outlet was not set.'

So I opened up my nib file, and I see for the view that there are no referencing outlets set. However, I try to click and drag the circle for "new referencing outlet" to File's Owner, but it won't let me…what do I need to do to get my view to display?

Best Solution

Here's what worked for me:

  • Open the XIB file causing problems
  • Click on file's owner icon on the left bar (top one, looks like a yellow outlined box)
  • If you don't see the right-hand sidebar, click on the third icon above "view" in your toolbar. This will show the right-hand sidebar
  • In the right-hand sidebar, click on the fourth tab--the one that looks a bit like a newspaper
  • Under "Custom Class" at the top, make sure Class is the name of the ViewController that should correspond to this view. If not, enter it
  • In the right-hand sidebar, click on the last tab--the one that looks like a circle with an arrow in it
  • You should see "outlets" with "view" under it. Drag the circle next to it over to the "view" icon on the left bar (bottom one, looks like a white square with a thick gray outline
  • Save the xib and re-run