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iOS UICollectionView: The Complete Guide teaches you everything you need to know to to take advantage of Apple's new user interface, UICollectionView. UICollectionView is a content- and layout-agnostic tool that developers can use to display content in applications. User interfaces created with collection views are some of the most immersive and distinctive interfaces in iOS applications. But to get the most out of UICollectionView, developers need to understand its complexity. Author and iOS developer Ash Furrow shows you how to leverage this amazing tool to create intuitive, immersive experiences within your own applications. In this book he provides a wide variety of examples and sample code in each chapter, all of which can be downloaded at http://ashfurrow.com/uicollectionview-the-complete-guide. Coverage includes
Approximately 176 pages.For more on developing iOS applications, see The Core iOS 6 Developer’s Cookbook, and The Advanced iOS 6 Developer’s Cookbook.
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Chapter 1: Understanding Model-View-Controller on iOS
Basics of the Application Lifecycle
How to Use MVC
MVC and UICollectionView
Chapter 2: Displaying Content Using UICollectionView
Setting Up Using Code and Storyboards
UIScrollView: A Brief Overview
UICollectionViewCell Reuse: How and Why
Displaying Content to Users
Case Study: Evaluating Performance of UICollectionView
Chapter 3: Contextualizing Content
Providing Supplementary Views
Responding to User Interactions
Providing Cut/Copy/Paste Support
Chapter 4: Organizing Content withUICollectionViewFlowLayout
What Is a Layout?
Laying Out Items with Custom Attributes
Going Beyond Grids
UITableView: UICollectionView’s Daddy
Chapter 5: Crafting Custom Layouts Using UICollectionViewLayout
Animating UICollectionViewLayout Changes
Chapter 6: Adding Interactivity toUICollectionView
Basic Gesture Recognizer
Responding to Taps
Pinch and Pan Support
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