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Core Data iOS Essentials

By : Bintu Harwani, B. M. Harwani
Book Image

Core Data iOS Essentials

By: Bintu Harwani, B. M. Harwani

Overview of this book

Core Data is the essential ingredient in data driven iOS apps. It's used for storing, retrieving, and manipulating application data in databases, XML, and binary formats. It's an essential component for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad apps.Core Data Essentials provides a clear, readable guide to the most useful aspects of Core Data. Built around a realistic example app, the book showcases the most important aspects of Core Data development in the context of a complete, functioning app written in Objective C.The book starts with a tour of how the app works. Then you'll see how to easily display data using the Table View. You'll learn how to develop an appropriate data model that fits the needs of your app, then implement that model as updatable data objects. You'll see how to update data and build relationships between objects and learn how Core Data can work with search, and how to provide your users with friendly data editing features.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Core Data iOS Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Introduction to Table View

We just saw how protocols are created and defined through a running example. We also saw the creation of the delegate property, methods, and the implementation of those methods. The second important concept that we will understand before developing Core Data application is the working of TableView control. The UITableView class is very useful and has support for core data operations out of the box. It is very popularly used to display information and to edit, delete, and insert new information too. As it is very important to have a sound knowledge of TableView control and its different methods that are used for displaying information, let us go ahead and look at the working of TableView control.

Table View plays a major role in iPhone applications because it's a primary choice for displaying lists, for example, available options, products, and so on. From lists displayed in a table view, users choose a selection and jump to another page for further information...