Chapter 13. Creating basic view controllers

This chapter covers

  • Understanding the importance of controllers
  • Programming bare view controllers
  • Utilizing table view controllers

In the last two chapters, we’ve offered a hands-on look at the two core tools used to program using the SDK: Xcode and Interface Builder. In the process, we haven’t strayed far from the most fundamental building block of the SDK, the view, whether it be a UILabel, a UIWebView, or a UIImageView.

Ultimately, the view is only part of the story. As we mentioned when we looked at the iPhone OS, views are usually connected to view controllers, which manage events and otherwise take the controller role in the MVC model. We’re now ready to begin a three-part exploration ...

Get iPhone in Action now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience books, live events, courses curated by job role, and more from O’Reilly and nearly 200 top publishers.