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Posted on 2011-03-07
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so i have this application that has a picker that gets its data from a plist file
plisteach value in the dictionary is an array with a string and number
when a user selects a value the number should be displayed on another part of the screen. I can load a simple array from a plist but I'm finding it hard to display the different types of data. The number part of the array will be used in a calculation later, i'm just struggling even geting them to display correctly.  
//
//  DecayViewController.m
//  RadCalc
//
//  Created by kevin bett on 1/11/11.
//  Copyright 2011 Rebel Colony. All rights reserved.
//

#import "DecayViewController.h"


@implementation DecayViewController


@synthesize singlePicker;
@synthesize pickerData;

-(NSInteger)numberOfComponentsInPickerView:(UIPickerView *)pickerView {
	
	return 1;
	
}

- (NSInteger)pickerView:(UIPickerView *)pickerView numberOfRowsInComponent:(NSInteger)component {
	
	return [pickerData count]; 
	
}

// The designated initializer.  Override if you create the controller programmatically and want to perform customization that is not appropriate for viewDidLoad.
/*
- (id)initWithNibName:(NSString *)nibNameOrNil bundle:(NSBundle *)nibBundleOrNil {
    self = [super initWithNibName:nibNameOrNil bundle:nibBundleOrNil];
    if (self) {
        // Custom initialization.
    }
    return self;
}
*/


// Implement viewDidLoad to do additional setup after loading the view, typically from a nib.
- (void)viewDidLoad {

	NSBundle *bundle = [NSBundle mainBundle];
	NSString *plistPath = [bundle pathForResource:@"halfLives" ofType:@"plist"];
	NSDictionary *dictionary = [[NSDictionary alloc] initWithContentsOfFile:plistPath];
	self.pickerData = dictionary;
	[dictionary release];

}


/*
// Override to allow orientations other than the default portrait orientation.
- (BOOL)shouldAutorotateToInterfaceOrientation:(UIInterfaceOrientation)interfaceOrientation {
    // Return YES for supported orientations.
    return (interfaceOrientation == UIInterfaceOrientationPortrait);
}
*/

- (void)didReceiveMemoryWarning {
    // Releases the view if it doesn't have a superview.
    [super didReceiveMemoryWarning];
    
    // Release any cached data, images, etc. that aren't in use.
}

- (void)viewDidUnload {
    [super viewDidUnload];
    // Release any retained subviews of the main view.
    // e.g. self.myOutlet = nil;
	
	self.pickerData = nil;
	self.singlePicker = nil;
}


- (void)dealloc {

	[singlePicker release];
	[pickerData release];
	
	[super dealloc];
}


@end

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I never actually see you adding the data into the picker view.

- (NSString *)pickerView:(UIPickerView *)pickerView titleForRow:(NSInteger)row forComponent:(NSInteger)component {
		
		return [pickerData objectAtIndex:row];
	
}

- (void)pickerView:(UIPickerView *)pickerView didSelectRow:(NSInteger)row inComponent:(NSInteger)component {
		
		NSLog(@"Selected Object: %@.", [pickerData objectAtIndex:row]);
	
}

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Try add that and see how it goes.  Make sure you are setting the viewController to be the "DataSource" of the picker as well as the delegate.
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