iOS SDK Programming A Beginners Guide

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jan 31, 2011 - Computers - 544 pages
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Essential Skills--Made Easy!

Develop, test, and debug iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch applications with help from this practical resource. iOS SDK Programming: A Beginner's Guide shows you how to use Objective-C and Apple's new Xcode 4 development environment with an integrated, easy-to-use Interface Builder. You'll learn which UIView subclasses to use when laying out an iOS app and master all of the iOS user interface controls. Setting application preferences and storing application data are also covered. The book explains how to integrate multimedia into your apps and develop universal apps that run on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. You'll learn how to take advantage of the iPad's larger display and the new features of iOS 4.2. By the end of this book, you'll be ready to create the next bit hit in the iTunes App Store!

Designed for Easy Learning:

  • Key Skills & Concepts--Chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter
  • Try This--Hands-on exercises that show you how to apply your skills
  • Notes--Extra information related to the topic being covered
  • Tips--Helpful reminders or alternate ways of doing things
  • Cautions--Errors and pitfalls to avoid
  • Annotated Syntax--Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated
 

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Contents

2 A C Refresher
25
Part One
41
Part Two
61
5 Deploying to an iPhone Debugging and Testing
77
6 UIApplication and UIApplicationDelegate
109
7 UIView and UIViewController
127
8 UITabBar and UITabBarController
141
9 UINavigationBar and UINavigationController
159
Using Buttons Sliders Switches and Text Fields
263
Using Pickers and Using the Camera
295
14 Application Settings
329
15 Property Lists and Archiving
349
16 Data Persistence Using SQLite
371
17 Core Data
399
18 Multimedia
435
19 Universal Applications for the iPad
457

10 Tables Using UITableView and UITableViewController
185
11 Activity Progress and Alerting Users
237
Index
485
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James A. Brannan has more than 16 years experience in IT. He has programmed using everything from AWK to Objective-C, including stints as a web designer and Oracle PL/SQL developer. James currently works full time as an independent iPhone and iPad developer. He is the author of four books, including iPhone SDK Programming: A Beginner’s Guide and Objective-C for iPhone Programmers: A Beginner’s Guide, both from McGraw-Hill.

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