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RETableViewManager

Powerful data driven content manager for UITableView.

RETableViewManager allows to manage the content of any UITableView with ease, both forms and lists. RETableViewManager is built on top of reusable cells technique and provides APIs for mapping any object class to any custom cell subclass.

The general idea is to allow developers to use their own UITableView and UITableViewController instances (and even subclasses), providing a layer that synchronizes data with the cell appearance. It fully implements UITableViewDelegate and UITableViewDataSource protocols so you don't have to.

RETableViewManager Screenshot

RETableViewManager Screenshot

RETableViewManager Screenshot

Quick Example

Get your UITableView up and running in several lines of code:

- (void)viewDidLoad
{
    [super viewDidLoad];

    // Create the manager and assign a UITableView
    //
    self.manager = [[RETableViewManager alloc] initWithTableView:self.tableView];

    // Add a section
    //
    RETableViewSection *section = [RETableViewSection sectionWithHeaderTitle:@"Test"];
    [self.manager addSection:section];

    // Add a string
    //
    [section addItem:@"Just a simple NSString"];

    // Add a basic cell with disclosure indicator
    //
    [section addItem:[RETableViewItem itemWithTitle:@"String cell" accessoryType:UITableViewCellAccessoryDisclosureIndicator selectionHandler:^(RETableViewItem *item) {
        NSLog(@"Test: %@", item);
    }]];

    // Custom items / cells
    //
    self.manager[@"CustomItem"] = @"CustomCell";

    [section addItem:[CustomItem item]];
}

RETableViewManager comes pre-packaged with extensible and ready-to-use in production components:

  • Text
  • Bool
  • Number
  • Float
  • Date/Time
  • Long Text
  • Radio option selector
  • Multiple option selector
  • Credit card and expiration date

Also RETableViewManager provides APIs for super easy cell styling.

Requirements

  • Xcode 5 or higher
  • Apple LLVM compiler
  • iOS 7.0 or higher
  • ARC

Demo

Build and run the RETableViewManagerExample.xcworkspace in Xcode to see RETableViewManager in action.

Installation

1) CocoaPods

The recommended approach for installing RETableViewManager is via the CocoaPods package manager, as it provides flexible dependency management and dead simple installation. For best results, it is recommended that you install via CocoaPods >= 0.28.0 using Git >= 1.8.0 installed via Homebrew.

Install CocoaPods if not already available:

$ [sudo] gem install cocoapods
$ pod setup

Change to the directory of your Xcode project:

$ cd /path/to/MyProject
$ touch Podfile
$ edit Podfile

Edit your Podfile and add RETableViewManager:

platform :ios, '7.0'
pod 'RETableViewManager', '~> 1.6'

Install into your Xcode project:

$ pod install

Open your project in Xcode from the .xcworkspace file (not the usual project file)

$ open MyProject.xcworkspace

Please note that if your installation fails, it may be because you are installing with a version of Git lower than CocoaPods is expecting. Please ensure that you are running Git >= 1.8.0 by executing git --version. You can get a full picture of the installation details by executing pod install --verbose.

2) Include Source Code

Include RETableViewManager, REValidation, Resources, REFormattedNumberField folders in your source code

API Quickstart

Key Classes
RETableViewManager The manager class. Each manager has multiple RETableViewSection sections.
RETableViewSection Represents sections in RETableViewManager, each section has multiple RETableViewItem items.
RETableViewItem RETableViewItem is the root class of most RETableViewManager item hierarchies.
Through RETableViewItem, items inherit a basic interface that communicates with RETableViewCell and RETableViewManager.
RETableViewCell The RETableViewCell class defines the attributes and behavior of the cells that appear in UITableView objects. You should subclass RETableViewCell to obtain cell characteristics and behavior specific to your application's needs. By default, RETableViewCell is being mapped with RETableViewItem.
Styling
RETableViewCellStyle Provides style for RETableViewCell subclasses. You can define such properties as backgroundImageMargin, cellHeight, contentViewMargin and more.
Helper Controllers
RETableViewOptionsController Performs selection based on user input and provides result on completion. Should be used with RERadioItem.

RETableViewManager includes a number of built-in items and cells that perform common tasks (text input, date input and so on).

Built-in Items and Cells
Item Class Cell Class Description
RETextItem RETableViewTextCell Provides convenience for a user text input. You can set a bunch of properties through RETextItem that you would normally find in UITextField.
RELongTextItem RETableViewLongTextCell Provides convenience for a multiline user text input. You can set a bunch of properties through RELongTextItem that you would normally find in UITextView.
RENumberItem RETableViewNumberCell Provides convenience for a user number input using REFormattedNumberField.
REBoolItem RETableViewBoolCell Provides convenience for a user boolean input using UISwitch.
RERadioItem RETableViewCell Provides convenience for selecting a single option using RETableViewOptionsController.
REMultipleChoiceItem RETableViewCell Provides convenience for selecting multiple options using RETableViewOptionsController.
REFloatItem RETableViewFloatCell Provides convenience for adjusting float values ranging from 0.0 to 1.0.
REDateTimeItem RETableViewDateTimeCell Provides convenience for modifying date in NSDate objects.
REPickerItem RETableViewPickerCell Provides convenience for selecting multiple options using UIPickerView.
RESegmentedItem RETableViewSegmentedCell Provides convenience for working with UISegmentedControl.
RECreditCardItem RETableViewCreditCardCell Provides convenience for a user credit card input. Allows to enter a credit card number, expiration date and security code, all in a single table view cell.

Examples

Creating Sections Example

Section without a title:

RETableViewSection *section = [RETableViewSection section];
[self.manager addSection:section];

Section with a title:

RETableViewSection *section = [RETableViewSection sectionWithHeaderTitle:@"Header"];
[self.manager addSection:section];

Section with a title and a footer:

RETableViewSection *section = [RETableViewSection sectionWithHeaderTitle:@"Header" footerTitle:@"Footer"];
[self.manager addSection:section];

Section with a custom header view:

RETableViewSection *section = [RETableViewSection sectionWithHeaderView:myCustomSectionHeaderView];
[self.manager addSection:section];

Section with a custom header and footer view:

RETableViewSection *section = [RETableViewSection sectionWithHeaderView:myCustomSectionHeaderView footerView:myCustomSectionFooterView];
[self.manager addSection:section];

Text (UITextField) and Number (REFormattedNumberField) Item Example

// Create the manager
//
self.manager = [[RETableViewManager alloc] initWithTableView:self.tableView];

// Add a section
//
RETableViewSection *section = [RETableViewSection sectionWithHeaderTitle:@"Test"];
[self.manager addSection:section];

// Add items to the section
//
self.textItem = [RETextItem itemWithTitle:@"Enter text" value:@""];
[section addItem:self.textItem];

self.numberItem = [RENumberItem itemWithTitle:@"Enter text" value:@"" placeholder:@"(123) 456-7890" format:@"(XXX) XXX-XXXX"];
[section addItem:self.numberItem];

You can read self.textItem.value and self.numberItem.value later whenever you need them.

Bool Item (UISwitch) Example

// Create the manager
//
self.manager = [[RETableViewManager alloc] initWithTableView:self.tableView];

// Add a section
//
RETableViewSection *section = [RETableViewSection sectionWithHeaderTitle:@"Test"];
[self.manager addSection:section];

// Add a bool value cell (using UISwitch)
//
[section addItem:[REBoolItem itemWithTitle:@"Switch test" value:YES switchValueChangeHandler:^(REBoolItem *item) {
    NSLog(@"Value: %i", item.value);
}]];

Radio (RETableViewOptionsController) Item Example

// Create the manager
//
self.manager = [[RETableViewManager alloc] initWithTableView:self.tableView];

// Add a section
//
RETableViewSection *section = [RETableViewSection sectionWithHeaderTitle:@"Test"];
[self.manager addSection:section];

// Add radio cell (options)
//

    __typeof (&*self) __weak weakSelf = self;

     RERadioItem *radioItem = [RERadioItem itemWithTitle:@"Radio" value:@"Option 4" selectionHandler:^(RERadioItem *item) {
        [item deselectRowAnimated:YES]; // same as [weakSelf.tableView deselectRowAtIndexPath:item.indexPath animated:YES];

        // Generate sample options
        //
        NSMutableArray *options = [[NSMutableArray alloc] init];
        for (NSInteger i = 1; i < 40; i++)
            [options addObject:[NSString stringWithFormat:@"Option %li", (long) i]];

        // Present options controller
        //
        RETableViewOptionsController *optionsController = [[RETableViewOptionsController alloc] initWithItem:item options:options multipleChoice:NO completionHandler:^{
            [weakSelf.navigationController popViewControllerAnimated:YES];

            [item reloadRowWithAnimation:UITableViewRowAnimationNone]; // same as [weakSelf.tableView reloadRowsAtIndexPaths:@[item.indexPath] withRowAnimation:UITableViewRowAnimationNone];
        }];

        // Adjust styles
        //
        optionsController.delegate = weakSelf;
        optionsController.style = section.style;
        if (weakSelf.tableView.backgroundView == nil) {
            optionsController.tableView.backgroundColor = weakSelf.tableView.backgroundColor;
            optionsController.tableView.backgroundView = nil;
        }

        // Push the options controller
        //
        [weakSelf.navigationController pushViewController:optionsController animated:YES];
    }];

    [section addItem:radioItem];

Float Item (UISlider) Example

// Create the manager
//
self.manager = [[RETableViewManager alloc] initWithTableView:self.tableView];

// Add a section
//
RETableViewSection *section = [RETableViewSection sectionWithHeaderTitle:@"Test"];
[self.manager addSection:section];

// Add a float item
//
[section addItem:[REFloatItem itemWithTitle:@"Float item" value:0.3 sliderValueChangeHandler:^(REFloatItem *item) {
    NSLog(@"Value: %f", item.value);
}]];

Date Item Example

// Create the manager
//
self.manager = [[RETableViewManager alloc] initWithTableView:self.tableView];

// Add a section
//
RETableViewSection *section = [RETableViewSection sectionWithHeaderTitle:@"Test"];
[self.manager addSection:section];

// Add a date item
//
[section addItem:[REDateTimeItem itemWithTitle:@"Date / Time" value:[NSDate date] placeholder:nil format:@"MM/dd/yyyy hh:mm a" datePickerMode:UIDatePickerModeDateAndTime]];

Picker Item Example

// Create the manager
//
self.manager = [[RETableViewManager alloc] initWithTableView:self.tableView];

// Add a section
//
RETableViewSection *section = [RETableViewSection sectionWithHeaderTitle:@"Test"];
[self.manager addSection:section];

// Add a picker item
//
[section addItem:[REPickerItem itemWithTitle:@"Picker" value:@[@"Item 12", @"Item 23"] placeholder:nil options:@[@[@"Item 11", @"Item 12", @"Item 13"], @[@"Item 21", @"Item 22", @"Item 23", @"Item 24"]]]];

Segmented Item Example

// Create the manager
//
self.manager = [[RETableViewManager alloc] initWithTableView:self.tableView];

// Add a section
//
RETableViewSection *section = [RETableViewSection sectionWithHeaderTitle:@"Test"];
[self.manager addSection:section];

// Add a segmented item
//
[section addItem:[RESegmentedItem itemWithTitles:@[@"One", @"Two"] value:1 switchValueChangeHandler:^(RESegmentedItem *item) {
    NSLog(@"Value: %i", item.value);
}]];

Validations

Validations are performed using REValidation library.

Example:

self.textItem = [RETextItem itemWithTitle:@"Text" value:@"" placeholder:@"Text item"];
self.textItem.validators = @[@"presence", @"length(3, 10)"];

self.emailItem = [RETextItem itemWithTitle:@"Email" value:@"" placeholder:@"Email item"];
self.emailItem.name = @"Your email";
self.emailItem.validators = @[@"presence", @"email"];

Each item, each section and the manager have property errors. This property is always up to date with errors on each level. For example, an RETableViewItem would only have its own validation errors, RETableViewSection would have all errors that occured in that section (one per item). RETableViewManager's property errors would reflect all errors.

Custom Cells

RETableViewManager allows to map custom objects to custom cells. In order to map your custom object (an item) to a cell, simply write:

self.manager[@"CustomItem"] = @"CustomCell";

If you take a look at RETableViewManager Source Code you may find out how default mapping is being performed:

- (void)registerDefaultClasses
{
    self[@"__NSCFConstantString"] = @"RETableViewCell";
    self[@"__NSCFString"] = @"RETableViewCell";
    self[@"NSString"] = @"RETableViewCell";
    self[@"RETableViewItem"] = @"RETableViewCell";
    self[@"RERadioItem"] = @"RETableViewOptionCell";
    self[@"REBoolItem"] = @"RETableViewBoolCell";
    self[@"RETextItem"] = @"RETableViewTextCell";
    self[@"RELongTextItem"] = @"RETableViewLongTextCell";
    self[@"RENumberItem"] = @"RETableViewNumberCell";
    self[@"REFloatItem"] = @"RETableViewFloatCell";
    self[@"REDateTimeItem"] = @"RETableViewDateTimeCell";
    self[@"RECreditCardItem"] = @"RETableViewCreditCardCell";
    self[@"REMultipleChoiceItem"] = @"RETableViewOptionCell";
}

Your custom items should be subclassed from RETableViewItem. Custom cells should be subclassed from RETableViewCell. These are 2 base classes that provide all necessary logic to bound your subclasses together.

In your RETableViewCell subclass you need to link an item object with your item. This could be simply done by declaring it:

#import <RETableViewManager/RETableViewManager.h>
#import "CustomItem.h"

@interface CustomCell : RETableViewCell

@property (strong, readwrite, nonatomic) CustomItem *item;

@end

After that your custom object (item) is ready to use within the cell.

There are 3 basic methods of RETableViewCell that you need to implement:

  • Class method to adjust cell size:
+ (CGFloat)heightWithItem:(RETableViewItem *)item tableViewManager:(RETableViewManager *)tableViewManager;

Your custom item will be passed to this method in order to determine cell size. You need to return the calculated size.

  • Instance method that is being fired when the cell is being created.
- (void)cellDidLoad;

You might want to create cell subviews here. This method will be called only once, after that the cell will be reused.

  • Instance method that is being fired each time the cell is being reused.
- (void)cellWillAppear;

cellWillAppear is a great place to assign values to labels (from your custom item), adjust colors, etc.

Quick example:

- (void)cellDidLoad
{
    [super cellDidLoad];
    self.testLabel = [[UILabel alloc] initWithFrame:CGRectMake(0, 0, 200, 44)];
    [self.contentView addSubview:self.testLabel];
}

- (void)cellWillAppear
{
    [super cellWillAppear];
    self.testLabel.text = self.item.someVariable;
}

Interface Builder Support

Interface builder cells are supported out of the box, no special set up needed. Cells and items are being automatically registered like any other custom cells in RETableViewManager:

self.manager[@"XIBTestItem"] = @"XIBTestCell";

Here XIBTestItem would be your cell identifier and you should have the XIBTestCell.xib file in your bundle. That's it.

Styling

It's super easy to customize different offsets and cell background images of the entire UITableView (or any particular section) with RETableViewManager.

RETableViewManager and RETableViewSection both have the style property (an instance of the RETableViewCellStyle class).

Here's the quick example of how the custom styling works:

// Set default cell height
//
self.manager.style.cellHeight = 42.0;

// Set cell background image
//
[self.manager.style setBackgroundImage:[[UIImage imageNamed:@"First"] resizableImageWithCapInsets:UIEdgeInsetsMake(10, 10, 10, 10)]
                           forCellType:RETableViewCellTypeFirst];
[self.manager.style setBackgroundImage:[[UIImage imageNamed:@"Middle"] resizableImageWithCapInsets:UIEdgeInsetsMake(10, 10, 10, 10)]
                           forCellType:RETableViewCellTypeMiddle];
[self.manager.style setBackgroundImage:[[UIImage imageNamed:@"Last"] resizableImageWithCapInsets:UIEdgeInsetsMake(10, 10, 10, 10)]
                           forCellType:RETableViewCellTypeLast];
[self.manager.style setBackgroundImage:[[UIImage imageNamed:@"Single"] resizableImageWithCapInsets:UIEdgeInsetsMake(10, 10, 10, 10)]
                           forCellType:RETableViewCellTypeSingle];

// Set selected cell background image
//
[self.manager.style setSelectedBackgroundImage:[[UIImage imageNamed:@"First_Selected"] resizableImageWithCapInsets:UIEdgeInsetsMake(10, 10, 10, 10)]
                                   forCellType:RETableViewCellTypeFirst];
[self.manager.style setSelectedBackgroundImage:[[UIImage imageNamed:@"Middle_Selected"] resizableImageWithCapInsets:UIEdgeInsetsMake(10, 10, 10, 10)]
                                   forCellType:RETableViewCellTypeMiddle];
[self.manager.style setSelectedBackgroundImage:[[UIImage imageNamed:@"Last_Selected"] resizableImageWithCapInsets:UIEdgeInsetsMake(10, 10, 10, 10)]
                                   forCellType:RETableViewCellTypeLast];
[self.manager.style setSelectedBackgroundImage:[[UIImage imageNamed:@"Single_Selected"] resizableImageWithCapInsets:UIEdgeInsetsMake(10, 10, 10, 10)]
                                   forCellType:RETableViewCellTypeSingle];

self.manager.style.contentViewMargin = 10.0;
    self.manager.style.backgroundImageMargin = 10.0;

// Set a custom style for a particular section
//
self.accessoriesSection.style = [self.manager.style copy];
[self.accessoriesSection.style setBackgroundImage:[[UIImage imageNamed:@"First_Alt"] resizableImageWithCapInsets:UIEdgeInsetsMake(10, 10, 10, 10)]
                                      forCellType:RETableViewCellTypeFirst];
[self.accessoriesSection.style setBackgroundImage:[[UIImage imageNamed:@"Middle_Alt"] resizableImageWithCapInsets:UIEdgeInsetsMake(10, 10, 10, 10)]
                                      forCellType:RETableViewCellTypeMiddle];
[self.accessoriesSection.style setBackgroundImage:[[UIImage imageNamed:@"Last_Alt"] resizableImageWithCapInsets:UIEdgeInsetsMake(10, 10, 10, 10)]
                                      forCellType:RETableViewCellTypeLast];
[self.accessoriesSection.style setBackgroundImage:[[UIImage imageNamed:@"Single_Alt"] resizableImageWithCapInsets:UIEdgeInsetsMake(10, 10, 10, 10)]
                                      forCellType:RETableViewCellTypeSingle];

Contact

Roman Efimov

License

RETableViewManager is available under the MIT license.

Copyright © 2013 Roman Efimov.

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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