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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To iPad and iPhone App Development by Troy Brant

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Split Views

A split view is a full-screen view that consists of two side-by-side panes. The first pane has a fixed width of 320 pixels and typically contains a table view. The second pane fills the rest of the screen and usually displays a detail view of the item currently selected in the first pane. This particular arrangement is known as a master-detail design. The iPad Mail app, shown in the following figure, demonstrates how to use master-detail design with split views:
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The Mail app for iPad uses a split view to display your inbox and message details at the same time.
DEFINITION
Master-detail is design pattern where one view displays ...

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