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Table View organization into Alphabetical sections

greeneye82greeneye82 Posts: 21Registered Users
edited June 2012 in iPhone SDK Development
ok, onto my next dilemma. I've done a ton of Googling and it seems there are several ways to go about it, but none seem to fit my structuring of my table view. I'm using Xcode 4.3.2 with ARC and storyboards. I have a plain view table view. My table consists of a list of cities and their departments (one city for each row), when the user selects a city they will be pushed to a detail view of about that city. I want to organize my table alphabetically, with a section header. Any recommendations, hints, links to tutorials, would be greatly appreciated.

I have a NSMutable array set up like this in my table view .m
NSMutableArray *dept;   

- (void)viewDidLoad

    [super viewDidLoad];

    dept = [[NSMutableArray alloc] init];
    City *thedept = [[City alloc] init];
    [thedept setCityname:@"Albany"];
    [thedept setPhone:@"5551237890"];
    [dept addObject:thedept];
    thedept = [[City alloc] init];
    [thedept setCityname:@"Boston"];
    [thedept setPhone:@"5556543435"];
    [dept addObject:thedept];
    thedept = [[City alloc] init];
    [thedept setCityname:@"Springfield"];
    [thedept setPhone:@"5553456323"];
    [dept addObject:thedept];
    thedept = [[City alloc] init];
    [thedept setCityname:@"Tallahassee"];
    [thedept setPhone:@"5552450988"];
    [dept addObject:thedept];

    thedept = [[City alloc] init];
    [thedept setCityname:@"Vacouver"];
    [thedept setPhone:@"5551312555"];
    [dept addObject:thedept];

The section header can just be the letter of the alphabet (A, B, C, D...). I'm thinking I need to pre-organize my cities by their first letter and maybe name the section based on the letter (such as "sectionAcities"). The cities I have given are just a few, I have about 100 total.
Post edited by greeneye82 on


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