O'Reilly logo

Beginning iOS 5 Application Development by Wei-Meng Lee

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

DISPLAYING SECTIONS

In addition to displaying a series of rows in a Table view, you can group items into sections and then create a header for the related items in each section. In the following Try It Out, you learn how to use the Table view from within a Master-Detail Application project and group the items into sections. At the same time, you learn how to display items stored in a property list, as opposed to an array.

TRY IT OUT: Displaying Sections in a Table View

image

  1. Using Xcode, create a new project and select the Master-Detail Application project template and click Next (see Figure 8-11).

    image

    FIGURE 8-11

  2. Name the project TableView and click Next and then Finish (see Figure 8-12). Leave the Class Prefix empty and ensure that you have the Use Automatic Reference Counting option unchecked.

    image

    FIGURE 8-12

  3. Select the MasterViewController.xib file to edit in Interface Builder. This file represents the first View window that will be loaded when your application starts.
  4. Notice that in the MasterViewController.xib window you now have a TableView item instead of the usual View item (see Figure 8-13).

    FIGURE 8-13

  5. Examine the MasterViewController.h file and note that the MasterViewController ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required