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Pro iOS Table Views and Collection Views: Using Swift 2 by Tim Duckett

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Chapter    6

How the Table Cell Fits Together

In this chapter, you’re going to take a detailed look at table cells and how they work. In order to be able to customize them, it’s important to understand the anatomy of cells, and how they’re created and reused.

You’ll see the following:

  • The internal structure of a table cell
  • The standard cell types that come for free with UITableView
  • How to create prototype cells
  • The configuration of default cell content
  • The use of accessory views
  • How the cell creation and recycling process works

This covers everything you need to know in order to create default-styled cells and perform basic configuration of them. Configuring cells is often a case of knowing when to intervene in the creation and reuse process. ...

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