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Resizing views in the Interface Builder

For the last couple of days I’ve been trying to change the size of some of my views in the Interface Builder (v3.2.5). Well, not the whole time, of course. 😉

Although I followed some of the tutorials that successfully changed the size, I was not able to change it. No matter how I created the view. Corresponding fields in the “View size” tab (Inspector window) were disabled, read-only.

I then noticed that the “Status Bar” property was set to “Gray” in the View Attributes. After I changed the value to “Unspecified” both fields became enabled and I could then change the height of my view. The same happens when you have any of the other two bars set to anything else but “Unspecified”, namely the “Top Bar” and the “Bottom Bar”.