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XIB iPad orientation in landscape problem and solution

January 26, 2011 by The Man

If you want to show a secondary nib file you may have noticed that it shows fine in portrait mode but from startup not in landscape mode.

This is what I use to fix this. Seems like a fudge but it works, I call this after creating the view.

vSettings is a UIView and backGroundSettings is a UIImageView.

- (void) animateFlipInView:(NSString *)theNib;
    UIInterfaceOrientation toInterfaceOrientation = self.interfaceOrientation;
    NSArray *nibObjects = [[NSBundle mainBundle] loadNibNamed:theNib owner:self options:nil];
    vSettings = [nibObjects objectAtIndex:0];
    [self.view addSubview:vSettings];
    if (iPadCheck)
        if ((toInterfaceOrientation == UIDeviceOrientationLandscapeLeft) || 
			(toInterfaceOrientation == UIDeviceOrientationLandscapeRight)) 
            CGRect contentRect = CGRectMake(0,0,1024,768);
            vSettings.bounds = contentRect;
            CGRect myFrame = vSettings.frame;
            myFrame.origin.x = 0.0;
            myFrame.origin.y = 0.0;
            vSettings.frame = myFrame;
            UIImage *image;
			image = [UIImage imageNamed: @"Default-Landscape.png"];
            [backGroundSettings setImage:image];
    [UIView beginAnimations:nil context:NULL];
    [UIView setAnimationDuration:1.0];
    [UIView setAnimationTransition:UIViewAnimationTransitionFlipFromRight forView:self.view cache:YES];
    [UIView commitAnimations];