.XIB File Extension
File TypeInterface Builder File
File format categories include Binary, Text, XML, and Zip. The format of this file type has not been determined.
What is a XIB file?
Application interface created with Interface Builder, a graphical editor for designing and testing user interfaces; saved in a text-based flat-file format, introduced in Interface Builder 3.0.
NOTE: XIB files are also called "development-time format" files. Previous versions of Interface Builder saved files in a "deployment format" with a .NIB extension. Interface Builder 3 and later (included with Apple Xcode) can save files in both the XIB and NIB formats.