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Beginning iOS 5 Development: Exploring the iOS SDK by Jeff LaMarche, Jack Nutting, Dave Mark

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Chapter 8

Introduction to Table Views

In the next chapter, we're going to build a hierarchical navigation-based application similar to the Mail application that ships on iOS devices. Our application will allow the user to drill down into nested lists of data and edit that data. But before we can build that application, you need to master the concept of table views. And that's the goal of this chapter.

Table views are the most common mechanism used to display lists of data to the user. They are highly configurable objects that can be made to look practically any way you want them to look. Mail uses table views to show lists of accounts, folders, and messages, but table views are not limited to just the display of textual data. Table views are ...

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