.NIB File Extension

NeXT Interface Builder File

NIB files are supported on Mac OS devices. Software is available to open these files. The NIB file format belongs to the Developer Files category with 1205 other formats. Users can manage NIB files wi...

General Information

Title NIB File Extension
Extension .nib
Full Form NeXT Interface Builder File
File Type User Interface File
Developer Apple Inc.
MIME Type application/octet-stream

File Function

Primary Function Store interface objects
Additional Functions Interact with code
Features Resource file, Interface elements

File Characteristics

Quality High fidelity
Supports Layers Yes
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Application Development Yes
Prototyping Yes
Graphical User Interface Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Code injection
Best Practices Validate inputs, File integrity

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1988
Latest Version Included in latest Xcode

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .xib, .storyboard

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Xcode Free macOS
Interface Builder Part of Xcode macOS