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Professional iOS Database Application Programming, 2nd Edition by Patrick Alessi

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Chapter 4

User Interface Elements

WHAT’S IN THIS CHAPTER?

  • Building a master-detail view using the split view controller and storyboards
  • Displaying informational messages using the popover controller
  • Recognizing and reacting to various user gestures using gesture recognizers
  • Sharing files with desktop machines using file-sharing support

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In Chapter 3, you learned how to display your application data using the UITableView control. Then you took that knowledge a step further by building custom cells, adding search and filter capabilities, and implementing indexes and section headers.

In this chapter, you will learn about some interesting user interface elements and other features of iOS so you can build better data-driven applications.

You will explore the UISplitViewController and UIPopoverController, which you can use when building iPad applications. You will learn how to build your user interface using storyboards. You will also learn how to use the UIGestureRecognizer class and its subclasses to interpret user gestures. Finally, you will learn how to share files between an iOS device and desktop computers using file-sharing support.

BUILDING YOUR INTERFACE WITH STORYBOARDS

Data-driven applications often use ...

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