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Pro iOS Table Views for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch by Tim Duckett

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Chapter 2

How the Table Fits Together

In this chapter, you’re going to take a whistle-stop tour of table views and the elements from which they’re built. Although this chapter does not present a lot of code, it will provide a useful foundation later, when you start to customize table views.

Along the way, you’ll look at the following:

  • The types and styles of table views
  • The anatomy and dimensions of table views
  • UITableView’s relationship to the UIScrollView superclass
  • Creation of table views in code and with Interface Builder
  • Use of the UITableViewController class to take advantage of its template methods

Understanding Table Views

At its simplest, a table view is a list of items that can (often) be scrolled vertically. Because this is a common ...

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