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What is the best way to display some data in a table type format on the iPhone?
I have 3 columns and lots of rows.
Should I create a custom UITableViewCell with 3 'columns' in it?
How should I display the column titles?

Thanks,
Matt
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by:pgnatyuk
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You need to use UITableView.
I think, this is a very simple tutorial for a beginning:
iPhone Programming Tutorial – UITableView Hello World
http://icodeblog.com/2008/07/26/iphone-programming-tutorial-hello-world/
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/iPhone/UITableView_Hello_World.aspx

You can add columns in the interface Builder.

Then here you will find a set of tutorials:
http://adeem.me/blog/2009/05/19/iphone-programming-tutorial-part-1-uitableview-using-nsarray/
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by:mattasks
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Hi pgnatyuk,

Yes, as my question title indicates, I'm using UITableView.  But UITableView consisted of single columns only (one UITableViewCell per row).
I'm asking specifically about whether I should I go to the level of UITableViewCell to create custom details (ie multiple columns).

The links you provided are trivial tutorials for creating simple tables.  I'm asking a bit more in depth than that.
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pgnatyuk earned 500 total points
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Also I forgot about the difference between UITableView and NSTableView. :(
Sorry.

I'd say to subclass UITableViewCell to override draw methods.

I found this blog post interesting:
Drawing a Grid in a UITableView
http://usxue.is-programmer.com/posts/14176.html
From my point of view, it's exactly your question.

More:
http://www.iphonedevx.com/?p=153
http://www.iphonesdkarticles.com/2008/08/table-view-tutorial-tableview-cell.html

Last link looks not bad and not very long.

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by:mattasks
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Great, that's what I'm wanting to do.  Thanks for the links.
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