Is there a way to have my Xamarin mac app not be storyboard based but instead just a single xib ?
We don't have a template for that anymore. It appears all of the new file / new project templates assume storyboards.
There is nothing from stopping you from making a new xib in Xcode and adding it into your project manually, but it will be a non-trivial amount of work.
Why do you not want to use a storyboard?
It is nothing major, just almost all the Mac app examples are single xibs and/or the odd MainController pattern.
Plus some of the smaller apps I am creating are only in need of a single xib.
We're slowly working on updating samples to be storyboard based where possible.
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