Instantiate view on iOS with mix of XIB and View class

How avoided storyboard and overloading XIB with just right split between what is visually defined and what is programatically programmed:

  1. visual set-up of the view in Interface builder – only view, no controllers and setting up outlets but no actions. AddNoteView.xib . Justify controls, set up autoscaling etc..
  2. create AddNoteView.h with outlets
  3. create AddNoteView.m and hook awakeFromNib and setup additional settings on view- (void)awakeFromNib{

    [super awakeFromNib];

    CALayer * layer = [self.locationThumb layer];

    [layer setMasksToBounds:YES];

    [layer setCornerRadius:10.0];

  4. create AddNoteViewController.m and define loadView- (void)loadView {

    self.view =  [[UINib nibWithNibName:@”AddNoteView” bundle:nil]  instantiateWithOwner:nil options:nil][0];