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Learning iOS Development: A Hands-on Guide to the Fundamentals of iOS Programming by Erica Sadun, Rod Strougo, Maurice Sharp

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8. Table Views I: The Basics

In previous chapters, the main screen showed only one car at a time. In iOS, it is more common to show several data items and scroll through them. You can see examples on the main screens of Contacts, Music, Settings, and many other apps that show tables of data items.

Table views are a key part of your toolbox for designing and creating apps for iPhone/iPod touch, where space is at a premium. When combined with a UINavigationController, table views make navigating through hierarchical data easy. A table gives your user quick access to a summary list of objects. Tapping moves the user quickly up and down the hierarchy to the required level of detail.

After you learn the basics of table view controllers, you create ...

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