If you have recently upgraded your Xcode to 7.1 version, you will start getting cordova/CDVViewController.h file not founderror. You would be surprised that earlier build was working perfectly fine with Xcode 6.4 and Xcode 7.0


Error - cordova/CDVViewController.h file not found

To fix this error follow these steps:

  • In Xcode select the project and go to Build Settings of the project and the Search for Header Search Path
    It will show you below shown screen.
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    Double click on the Multiple values row and it will show you a list pop-up now add a new row to this list and add content


Then archive/build the app and you will see everything works fine.

  • If you want to add this content from command line instead of directly adding it using XCODE IDE, then use command:

    xcodebuild HEADER_SEARCH_PATHS="\$(TARGET_BUILD_DIR)/usr/local/lib/include \$(OBJROOT)/UninstalledProducts/include \$(BUILT_PRODUCTS_DIR) \$(OBJROOT)/UninstalledProducts/$(PLATFORM_NAME)/include"


Reason behind this issue is, release of new platforms like tvOS, there is an extra folder has been created to archive intermediates, namely a folder with the name of the os. earlier we had "$(OBJROOT)/UninstalledProducts/include" and now we should have "$(OBJROOT)/UninstalledProducts/$(PLATFORM_NAME)/include"
To make xcode 7.1 work we should have these both paths added to `HEADER_SEARCH_PATHS