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iOS 6 Application Development For Dummies by Dave Wilson, Neal Goldstein

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Chapter 16

Displaying Events Using a Page View Controller

In This Chapter

arrow Displaying HTML pages in a Web view

arrow Creating page transitions with a UIPageViewController

arrow Understanding how Page View controllers work and implementing page turns

After you have finished this chapter, when the user selects Events from the Master view in the RoadTrip application, he or she will come face-to-face with a series of pages that describes the latest activities happening at his destination. In this chapter, I’ll show you how to use a feature, first introduced in iOS 5, that will allow you to create a view controller that enables a user to “turn event pages” in the same way as he or she can in an iBook.

You will also find out how to use a Web view again to display data, but this time you will download an HTML page stored on my website, rather than download a website itself.

The best part of what you discover in this chapter is page-turn transitions. These transitions are implemented by Apple’s UIPageViewController class — a new container view controller (first provided in iOS 5) that creates page-turn transitions between view controllers. Just as a Navigation controller animates the transitions between, ...

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