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The Core iOS Developer’s Cookbook, Fifth Edition by Rich Wardwell, Erica Sadun

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Recipe: Building Split View Controllers

Using split view controllers is the preferred way to present hierarchically driven navigation on the iPad. Such a controller generally consists of a table of contents on the left and a detail view on the right, although the class (and Apple’s guidelines) is not limited to this presentation style. The heart of the class consists of the notion of an organizing section (master) and a presentation section (detail), both of which can appear onscreen simultaneously in landscape orientation, and whose organizing section optionally converts to a popover in portrait orientation. (You can override this default behavior by implementing splitViewController:shouldHideViewController:inOrientation: in your delegate, ...

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