Chapter 8. Introduction to Table Views

In our next chapter, we're going to build a hierarchical navigation-based application similar to the Mail application that ships on the iPhone. Our application will allow the user to drill down into nested lists of data and edit that data. But, before we can do that, you need to master the concept of table views. And that's the goal of this chapter.

Table views are the most common mechanism used to display lists of data to the user. They are highly configurable objects that can be made to look practically any way you want them to. Mail uses table views to show lists of accounts, folders, and messages, but table views are not just limited to the display of textual data. Table views are also used in the YouTube, ...

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