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By Maher Ali

With Advanced iOS four Programming, builders have the professional counsel they should create outstanding functions for Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod contact.

Inside, veteran cellular developer Dr. Maher Ali starts off with a beginning advent to aim C and Cocoa contact programming, after which publications readers via construction apps with Apple's iPhone SDK four – together with insurance of the main different types of recent APIs and development apps for the recent Apple iPad.

This booklet concentrates on illustrating GUI techniques programmatically, permitting readers to totally delight in the entire photo of iOS four improvement with out counting on Interface Builder. furthermore, Interface Builder is roofed in numerous chapters.

Advanced iOS four Programming delves into extra complicated themes going past the fundamentals of iOS four improvement, delivering complete assurance to help you get your apps to the App shop quicker.

Key positive factors include:

  • Objective-C programming language and runtime
  • Interface Builder
  • Building complex cellular person interfaces
  • Collections
  • Cocoa Touch
  • Core Animation and Quartz 2D
  • Model-view-controller (MVC) designs
  • Developing for the iPad
  • Grand significant Dispatch
  • Parsing XML records utilizing SAX, DOM, and TouchXML
  • Working with the Map equipment API
  • Remote and native Push Notification
  • Blocks (closures) in Objective-C
  • Building complex location-based applications
  • Developing database functions utilizing the SQLite engine
  • GameKit framework

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Implements the NSCopying protocol). • retain. This specifies that you are interested in putting an ownership claim on this object. The compiler will invoke a retain on this object and assign it to the instance variable. If the caller later released this object, it does not get deallocated because you retained it. You need to release it, either when you are finished with it or in the dealloc method of your object. • getter=getterName, setter=setterName. By default, the name of the automatically generated setter of a property, prob, is setProb, and the getter is prob.

This feature is widely used in Cocoa. 3) on NSString, thus making every NSString object capable of drawing itself. 3 An example of a Cocoa category defined on NSString for the purpose of drawing. @interface NSString(UIStringDrawing) - (CGSize)drawAtPoint:(CGPoint)point withFont:(UIFont *)font; - (CGSize)drawAtPoint:(CGPoint)point forWidth:(CGFloat)width withFont:(UIFont *)font lineBreakMode:(UILineBreakMode)lineBreakMode; ... 6 Posing Posing is part of the Objective-C language. Unfortunately, this feature is not available in iOS.

For example, consider the scenario where you have a method that adds a record to a database. This method calls another low-level method that handles the actual physical insertion of the 42 Advanced iOS 4 Programming record in a file. The following two listings show the database addRecord: and the insertRecord: methods: -(void) addRecord:(Record*) record{ @try { [file insertRecord:record]; } @catch (NSException * e) { // create a new exception, db, // name=MYDBException @throw db; } @finally { // close files, etc.

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