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iPhone/Objective C: Re-using a view?

Discussion in 'HTML, Graphics & Programming' started by GravyMonster, 6 Jun 2010.

  1. GravyMonster


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 14,446

    Location: The land of milk & beans

    Hey all.

    I've knocked up a basic iPhone app which has a UIViewController and 2 UIViews. You can switch from View1 to View2 and back all day long.

    The problem though, is that this app is basically a quiz, so View2 is a layout for asking a question, so if the quiz is 10 questions long (it can be a dynamic number of questions, as set in the app settings), I need to repeatedly show View2 over and over 10 times, each time changing the questions and answer (as read from a global NSArray) on the viewDidLoad event.

    Still with me?

    I'm cool with the pulling out of info from the array, it's just that I can't figure out how to show a new instance of View2, when a previous instance of it is currently visible?

    There are lots of tutorials about how to swap between views, but not create and replace on the fly.

    Can anyone help?
  2. NickK


    Joined: 13 Jan 2003

    Posts: 19,127


    You don't need to create a new instance, you could reuse it and reprogram the information. It would also be quicker as the view doesn't need to take CPU time or memory initialising etc.

    What fields are you using in your view?
  3. Tilluss


    Joined: 15 Oct 2009

    Posts: 579

    exactly what nickk says.

    I can't really see any reason why you would ever want to load a new instance of the same view each time when you can just change the properties of the existing view.