Chapter 7

Drawing Advanced Views

In this chapter

arrow Playing with colors

arrow Creating a custom view

arrow Drawing lines and shapes

arrow Displaying text

arrow Displaying images

arrow Adding animation to your views

The Xcode Interface Builder Editor’s palette of UI components provides you with the tools you need to create a great many different types of apps. The standard Apple components give you a large collection of buttons, sliders, and views to choose from so you can offer your users the best way to interact with your app — whether your app takes information from your users or delivers it to them. Using just the standard components, you can make quality applications that users enjoy using. But why stop there? You can modify the appearance of many of the components to make them look new and unique while still retaining the same functionality.

Often, however, you’ll discover that the standard components just aren’t ...

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