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iOS 14 Programming for Beginners - Fifth Edition

By : Ahmad Sahar
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iOS 14 Programming for Beginners - Fifth Edition

By: Ahmad Sahar

Overview of this book

If you're looking to work and experiment with powerful iOS 14 features such as widgets and App Clips to create your own apps, this iOS programming guide is for you. The book offers a comprehensive introduction for experienced programmers who are new to iOS, taking you through the entire process of learning the Swift language, writing your own apps, and publishing them on the App Store. Fully updated to cover the new iOS 14 features, along with Xcode 12 and Swift 5.3, this fifth edition of iOS 14 Programming for Beginners starts with an introduction to the Swift programming language and shows you how to accomplish common programming tasks with it. You'll then start building the user interface (UI) of a complete real-world app using the storyboards feature in the latest version of Xcode and implement the code for views, view controllers, data managers, and other aspects of mobile apps. The book will also help you apply iOS 14 features to existing apps and introduce you to SwiftUI, a new way to build apps for all Apple devices. Finally, you’ll set up testers for your app and understand what you need to do to publish your app on the App Store. By the end of this book, you'll not only be well versed in writing and publishing applications, but you’ll also be able to apply your iOS development skills to enhance existing apps.
Table of Contents (31 chapters)
Section 1: Swift
Section 2:Design
Section 3:Code
Section 4:Features

Adding a section header to the collection view

A collection view can be configured with a section header and a section footer. Both of them are instances of the UICollectionReusableView class. You will enable the section header for the collection view on the Explore screen, so you'll have a place to put the LOCATION button. Follow these steps:

  1. Click Main.storyboard in the Project navigator and click Collection View in the document outline. Click the Attributes inspector button. Under Collection View, tick the checkbox for Section Header:

    Figure 10.29 – Attributes inspector with the Section Header checkbox ticked

    This enables the section header for the collection view.

  2. Note that Collection Reusable View appears in the document outline. This represents the collection view section header. Click on Collection Reusable View in the document outline. In the Attributes inspector under Collection Reusable View, set Identifier to header and press Return when you're...