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iOS UICollectionView: The Complete Guide, Second Edition by Ash Furrow

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2. Displaying Content Using UICollectionView

Now that you understand how collection views fit within an iOS app using the Model-View-Control (MVC) paradigm, it’s time to get to the good stuff: code. This chapter starts off easy and shows how you can use storyboards or .xibs to set up collection views, and then it shows you how to set them up in code. Collection views extend their UIScrollView superclass, so the chapter takes a brief detour to show how to use that to your advantage with UIScrollViewDelegate. You begin customizing actual content to show to your users using cell reuse before finishing off with a case study on performance.

Setting Up Using Code and Storyboards

Traditionally, .xib files were used to lay out interface code for OS ...

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