Latest 0.1.0
License MIT
Platforms ios 7.0, requires ARC
Frameworks Foundation, UIKit

No Longer Maintained

Developing iOS apps is very different today when compared to older standards. As such, this component will no longer be maintained.

Allows for separate portrait and landscape views for the same view controller…using Nibs (Xib files).


Sometimes, it’s nice to have a separate view for landscape and a separate view for portrait for your iOS app. Although it is encouraged that you use
something like AutoLayout or Springs & Struts, they don’t always do what you want them to. For a while, the alternative to these has been to handle
setting up these views up in your code…but sometimes it’s just nice to still be able to use nibs.

VBOrientationSpecificViewController allows you to specify the landscape and portrait nibs for your iOS devices and automatically loads and unloads the
views on orientation changes. It also allows you to cache your views for faster presentation of your views.


An example iOS project has been included in this repository so you can see how to use this component.

You’ll have to first subclass VBOrientationSpecificViewController. You can then configure the view with these options:

  • self.cachesViews allows you to cache the views it creates so the views are loaded a little faster, but this assumes your views take up little memory. By default, this is set to YES.
  • self.delegate allows you to receive notifications about when the portrait and landscape views get loaded. If self.cachesViews is NO, your delegate methods will get called upon every device orientation change and every time your view is reappearing after another view was just popped off of the stack.

Name your nibs like these:

** Make sure to not set the view outlet in your nibs


Install this component using CocoaPods by adding the below to your project’s Podfile:

pod install 'VBOrientationSpecificViewController', '~> 0.1.0'


I welcome any ideas in the form of emails, stars, and pull requests.

Latest podspec

    "name": "VBOrientationSpecificViewController",
    "version": "0.1.0",
    "summary": "Allows you to display separate nibs for both landscape and portrait",
    "license": "MIT",
    "authors": {
        "Vinayak Badrinathan": "[email protected]"
    "homepage": "",
    "source": {
        "git": "",
        "tag": "0.1.0"
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "7.0"
    "requires_arc": true,
    "source_files": "Classes",
    "ios": {
        "exclude_files": "Classes/osx"
    "osx": {
        "exclude_files": "Classes/ios"
    "frameworks": [

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