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The Core iOS 6 Developer’s Cookbook, Fourth Edition

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  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication Page
  4. Contents at a Glance
  5. Table of Contents
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. About the Author
  8. Preface
    1. What You’ll Need
    2. Your Roadmap to Mac/iOS Development
    3. How This Book Is Organized
    4. About the Sample Code
    5. Getting the Sample Code
    6. Contribute!
    7. Getting Git
    8. Getting GitHub
    9. Contacting the Author
    10. Endnotes
    11. Editor’s Note: We Want to Hear from You!
  9. 1. Gestures and Touches
    1. Touches
    2. Recipe: Adding a Simple Direct Manipulation Interface
    3. Recipe: Adding Pan Gesture Recognizers
    4. Recipe: Using Multiple Gesture Recognizers Simultaneously
    5. Recipe: Constraining Movement
    6. Recipe: Testing Touches
    7. Recipe: Testing Against a Bitmap
    8. Recipe: Drawing Touches Onscreen
    9. Recipe: Smoothing Drawings
    10. Recipe: Using Multi-Touch Interaction
    11. Recipe: Detecting Circles
    12. Recipe: Creating a Custom Gesture Recognizer
    13. Recipe: Dragging from a Scroll View
    14. Recipe: Live Touch Feedback
    15. Recipe: Adding Menus to Views
    16. Summary
  10. 2. Building and Using Controls
    1. The UIControl Class
    2. Buttons
    3. Buttons in Interface Builder
    4. Recipe: Building Buttons
    5. Recipe: Animating Button Responses
    6. Recipe: Adding a Slider with a Custom Thumb
    7. Appearance Proxies
    8. Recipe: Creating a Twice-Tappable Segmented Control
    9. Working with Switches and Steppers
    10. Recipe: Subclassing UIControl
    11. Recipe: Building a Star Slider
    12. Recipe: Building a Touch Wheel
    13. Recipe: Creating a Pull Control
    14. Recipe: Building a Custom Lock Control
    15. Adding a Page Indicator Control
    16. Recipe: Creating a Customizable Paged Scroller
    17. Building Toolbars
    18. Summary
  11. 3. Alerting the User
    1. Talking Directly to Your User Through Alerts
    2. “Please Wait”: Showing Progress to Your User
    3. Recipe: No-Button Alerts
    4. Recipe: Creating Modal Alerts with Run Loops
    5. Recipe: Using Variadic Arguments with Alert Views
    6. Presenting Lists of Options
    7. Recipe: Building Custom Overlays
    8. Recipe: Basic Popovers
    9. Recipe: Local Notifications
    10. Alert Indicators
    11. Recipe: Simple Audio Alerts
    12. Summary
  12. 4. Assembling Views and Animations
    1. View Hierarchies
    2. Recipe: Recovering a View Hierarchy Tree
    3. Recipe: Querying Subviews
    4. Managing Subviews
    5. Tagging and Retrieving Views
    6. Recipe: Naming Views by Object Association
    7. View Geometry
    8. Recipe: Working with View Frames
    9. Recipe: Retrieving Transform Information
    10. Display and Interaction Traits
    11. UIView Animations
    12. Recipe: Fading a View In and Out
    13. Recipe: Swapping Views
    14. Recipe: Flipping Views
    15. Recipe: Using Core Animation Transitions
    16. Recipe: Bouncing Views as They Appear
    17. Recipe: Image View Animations
    18. Summary
  13. 5. View Constraints
    1. What Are Constraints?
    2. Alignment Rectangles
    3. Constraint Attributes
    4. The Laws of Constraints
    5. Creating Constraints
    6. Format Strings
    7. Predicates
    8. Format String Summary
    9. Storing and Updating Constraints
    10. Recipe: Comparing Constraints
    11. Recipe: Describing Constraints
    12. Recipe: Creating Fixed-Size Constrained Views
    13. Recipe: Centering Views
    14. Recipe: Setting Aspect Ratio
    15. Aligning Views and Flexible Sizing
    16. Recipe: Responding to Orientation Changes
    17. Constraint Macros
    18. Debugging Your Constraints
    19. Summary
  14. 6. Text Entry
    1. Recipe: Dismissing a UITextField Keyboard
    2. Recipe: Dismissing Text Views with Custom Accessory Views
    3. Recipe: Adjusting Views Around Keyboards
    4. Recipe: Adjusting Views Around Accessory Views
    5. Recipe: Creating a Custom Input View
    6. Recipe: Making Text-Input-Aware Views
    7. Recipe: Adding Custom Input Views to Nontext Views
    8. Recipe: Building a Better Text Editor (Part I)
    9. Recipe: Building a Better Text Editor (Part II)
    10. Recipe: Text-Entry Filtering
    11. Recipe: Detecting Text Patterns
    12. Recipe: Detecting Misspelling in a UITextView
    13. Searching for Text Strings
    14. Summary
  15. 7. Working with View Controllers
    1. View Controllers
    2. Developing with Navigation Controllers and Split Views
    3. Recipe: The Navigation Item Class
    4. Recipe: Modal Presentation
    5. Recipe: Building Split View Controllers
    6. Recipe: Creating Universal Split View/Navigation Apps
    7. Recipe: Tab Bars
    8. Remembering Tab State
    9. Recipe: Page View Controllers
    10. Recipe: Scrubbing Pages in a Page View Controller
    11. Recipe: Custom Containers
    12. Recipe: Segues
    13. Summary
  16. 8. Common Controllers
    1. Image Picker Controller
    2. Recipe: Selecting Images
    3. Recipe: Snapping Photos
    4. Recipe: Recording Video
    5. Recipe: Playing Video with Media Player
    6. Recipe: Editing Video
    7. Recipe: Picking and Editing Video
    8. Recipe: E-Mailing Pictures
    9. Recipe: Sending a Text Message
    10. Recipe: Posting Social Updates
    11. Recipe: Activity View Controller
    12. Recipe: The Quick Look Preview Controller
    13. Summary
  17. 9. Accessibility
    1. Accessibility 101
    2. Enabling Accessibility
    3. Traits
    4. Labels
    5. Hints
    6. Testing with the Simulator
    7. Broadcasting Updates
    8. Testing Accessibility on the iPhone
    9. Summary
  18. 10. Creating and Managing Table Views
    1. iOS Tables
    2. Delegation
    3. Creating Tables
    4. Recipe: Implementing a Basic Table
    5. Table View Cells
    6. Recipe: Creating Checked Table Cells
    7. Working with Disclosure Accessories
    8. Recipe: Table Edits
    9. Recipe: Working with Sections
    10. Recipe: Searching Through a Table
    11. Recipe: Adding Pull-to-Refresh to Your Table
    12. Recipe: Adding Action Rows
    13. Coding a Custom Group Table
    14. Recipe: Building a Multiwheel Table
    15. Using the UIDatePicker
    16. Summary
  19. 11. Collection Views
    1. Collection Views Versus Tables
    2. Establishing Collection Views
    3. Flow Layouts
    4. Recipe: Basic Collection View Flows
    5. Recipe: Custom Cells
    6. Recipe: Scrolling Horizontal Lists
    7. Recipe: Introducing Interactive Layout Effects
    8. Recipe: Scroll Snapping
    9. Recipe: Creating a Circle Layout
    10. Recipe: Adding Gestures to Layout
    11. Recipe: Creating a True Grid Layout
    12. Recipe: Custom Item Menus
    13. Summary
  20. 12. A Taste of Core Data
    1. Introducing Core Data
    2. Entities and Models
    3. Creating Contexts
    4. Adding Data
    5. Querying the Database
    6. Removing Objects
    7. Recipe: Using Core Data for a Table Data Source
    8. Recipe: Search Tables and Core Data
    9. Recipe: Adding Edits to Core Data Table Views
    10. Recipe: A Core Data-Powered Collection View
    11. Summary
  21. 13. Networking Basics
    1. Recipe: Checking Your Network Status
    2. Scanning for Connectivity Changes
    3. Recipe: Synchronous Downloads
    4. Recipe: Asynchronous Downloads
    5. One-Call No-Feedback Asynchronous Downloads
    6. Recipe: Using JSON Serialization
    7. Recipe: Converting XML into Trees
    8. Summary
  22. Appendix. Objective-C Literals
    1. Numbers
    2. Boxing
    3. Container Literals
    4. Subscripting
    5. Feature Tests
  23. Index
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6. Text Entry

Some might disparage the utility of text on a family of touch-based devices. After all, users can convey so much information already using simple gestures. However, text plays an important role, especially as mobile users move away from the office and home for their daily computing interactions. Users have many reasons they need to enter and read characters onscreen. Text allows users to sign in to accounts, view and reply to e-mail, specify URLs and read the Web pages they refer to, and more. Apple’s brilliant predictive keyboard transforms text entry into a simple and fairly reliable process; its classes and frameworks offer powerful ways to present and manipulate text from your applications. This chapter introduces text recipes ...

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