macOS Programming: Working with Table Views

Updated on September 25th, 2019

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Welcome to a new macOS programming tutorial which I believe you will find quite interesting! Today we are going to talk about one of the most common Cocoa controls found in macOS applications: Table views.

A table view in macOS can present collections of data spread in rows and columns. Unlike iOS where the concept of a column practically does not exist, table views on macOS can have as many columns as you want. Also, although there are a few similarities on managing table views between iOS and macOS, you’ll find out there are more concepts to deal with here, a more complex structure, but more possibilities as well. Even though working with table views on macOS might look hard at first, at the end it tends to be one of the most straightforward topics one can deal with.

A single tutorial cannot be enough to cover all aspects of table views, however by leaving today you’ll have all the necessary knowledge that will enable you to integrate table views in your projects. And as always, you are encouraged to keep digging and experimenting more and more beyond what you’ll read here.

Without any further delay, let’s have a quick look at what we are going to work with today, and then straight ahead on getting our hands dirty.

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