Useful terms

Here are some common terms used in iOS app development. Just read through them for now. Even though you may not understand everything yet, it will become clearer as you go along:

  • View: A view is an instance of the UIView class or one of its subclasses. Anything you see on your screen (buttons, text fields, labels, and so on) is a view. You will use views to build your UI.
  • Stack View: A stack view is an instance of the UIStackView class, which is a subclass of UIView. It is used to group views together in a horizontal or vertical stack. This makes them easier to position on the screen using Auto Layout, which is described later in this section.
  • View Controller: A view controller is an instance of the UIViewController class. ...

Get iOS 13 Programming for Beginners - Fourth Edition now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.