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iPhone and iPad in Action: Introduction to SDK Development by Shannon Appelcline, Christopher Allen, Brandon Trebitowski

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Chapter 5. Creating basic view controllers

This chapter covers

  • Understanding the importance of controllers
  • Programming bare view controllers
  • Utilizing table view controllers

In the last two chapters, we’ve offered a hands-on look at the two core tools used to program using the SDK: Xcode and Interface Builder. In the process, we haven’t strayed far from the most fundamental building block of the SDK: the view, whether a UILabel, a UIWebView, or a UIImageView.

Ultimately, the view is only part of the story. As we mentioned when we looked at the iPhone OS, views are usually connected to view controllers, which manage events and otherwise take the controller role in the MVC model. We’re now ready to begin a three-part exploration of what that ...

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