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The iOS 4 Developer’s Cookbook: Core Concepts and Essential Recipes for iOS Programmers by Erica Sadun

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11. Creating and Managing Table Views

Tables provide a scrolling-list-based interaction class that works particularly well for small GUI elements. Many apps that ship natively with the iPhone and iPod touch center on tables, including Contacts, Settings, iPod, and YouTube. On these smaller iOS devices, limited screen size makes tables, with their scrolling and individual item selection, an ideal way to deliver information and content in simple, easy-to-manipulate form. On the larger iPad, tables integrate with larger detail presentations, providing an important role in split view controllers. In this chapter, you discover how iOS tables work, what kinds of tables are available to you as a developer, and how you can use table features in your ...

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