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Pro iOS Table Views for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch by Tim Duckett

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Chapter 5

Using Tables for Navigation

Navigation controllers are an almost ubiquitous feature of the iOS user interface. They enable a user to manage the navigation through a hierarchy of content, moving through the tree of content items in a simple and consistent way.

Examples of this kind of user interface pattern abound. The iPhone’s built-in Contacts app is a classic example of this. Contacts are displayed in a table view, and tapping a row pushes in a view with details their details as shown in Figure 5–1.

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Figure 5–1. The built-in iPhone Contacts app

This user interface pattern is so common that the iOS SDK provides a controller for ...

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