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The iPhone™ Developer’s Cookbook: Building Applications with the iPhone 3.0 SDK, Second Edition by Erica Sadun

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11. Creating and Managing Table Views

Tables provide a scrolling list-based interaction class that works particularly well on a small, cramped device. Many if not most apps that ship natively with the iPhone and iPod touch center on tables, including Contacts, Settings, iPod, YouTube, Stocks, and Weather. The iPhone’s limited screen size makes tables, with their scrolling and individual item selection, an ideal way to deliver information and content in simple, easy-to-manipulate form. In this chapter, you discover how iPhone tables work, what kinds of tables are available to you as a developer, and how you can use table features in your own programs.

Introducing UITableView and UITableViewController

The standard iPhone table consists of a simple ...

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