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Sams Teach Yourself iPhone Application Development in 24 Hours by John Ray, Sean Johnson

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Hour 13. Using Tab Bars to Manage Multiview Interfaces

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

The purpose of tab bars and tab bar controllers

How to add tab bars to your applications

Configuration of graphical tab bar buttons

Methods of enabling “inter-view” communication

One of the nice things about the iPhone is the level of functionality that you can get from some of the SDK classes without writing code yourself. As you’ve learned, implementing a multiview application requires quite a few steps—inserting subviews, clearing the contents of views, and dealing with other “overhead” activities. Wouldn’t it be great if this is something we could have handled for us? With tab bars and tab bar controllers, it can be! In this hour, we’ll ...

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