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Jul 1, 2009, 10:06 PM
I'm working on the Speakline exercise in the Hillegass Cocoa Programming book. In Chap. 6 up to page 105. When I run the app I get no values in the table. I do get this error message:

Illegal NSTableView data source (<AppController: 0x133dd0>). Must implement numberOfRowsInTableView: and tableView:objectValueForTableColumn:row:

I have triple checked all code and IB maneuvers. I have checked his web page for errata, there is something unrelated for page 106.

I downloaded his solutions code. His solution Speakline_B looks nothing like the code in the book at this point.

I searched the Web for others that may have the same problem. No solutions.

Any advice on how I can get values to show up in the table? And, eliminate the error code?

BTW here's my code:

#import "AppController.h"

@implementation AppController

- (id)init
[super init];

// create new instance of NSSpeechSynthesizer
speechSynth = [[NSSpeechSynthesizer alloc] initWithVoice:nil];
[speechSynth setDelegate:self];
[tableView setDelegate:self];
voiceList = [[NSSpeechSynthesizer availableVoices] retain];
return self;

- (void)speechSynthesizer:(NSSpeechSynthesizer *)sender
NSLog(@"complete = %d", complete);

- (IBAction)sayIt:(id)sender
NSString *string = [textField stringValue];

// Is the string zero-length
if ([string length] == 0) {
NSLog(@"string from %@ is of zero-length", textField);
[speechSynth startSpeakingString:string];
NSLog(@"Have start to say: %@", string);
[stopButton setEnabled:YES];
[startButton setEnabled:NO];

- (IBAction) stopIt:(id)sender
[speechSynth stopSpeaking];
[stopButton setEnabled:NO];
[startButton setEnabled:YES];

- (int)numberOfRowsInTableview:(NSTableView *)tv
return [voiceList count];

-(id)tableView:(NSTableView *)tv
objectValueForTableColumn:(NSTableColumn *)tableColumn
NSString *v = [voiceList objectAtIndex:row];
NSDictionary *dict = [NSSpeechSynthesizer attributesForVoice:v];
return [dict objectForKey:NSVoiceName];
//return v;



#import <Cocoa/Cocoa.h>

@interface AppController : NSObject {
IBOutlet NSTextField *textField;
IBOutlet NSButton *stopButton;
IBOutlet NSButton *startButton;
IBOutlet NSTableView *tableView;
NSArray *voiceList;
NSSpeechSynthesizer *speechSynth;

- (IBAction)sayIt:(id)sender;
- (IBAction)stopIt:(id)sender;

Jul 2, 2009, 12:11 AM
numberOfRowsInTableView - that's a capital V :)

Jul 2, 2009, 05:59 AM
I am giantly impressed with Aaron Hillegass. Late yesterday I posted this thread here, sent Aaron a message through his Web site, and went to bed. Soon after that Aaron sent me a message with the solution. Of course I'm embarrassed. But I'm also thankful that Aaron is so good to do what he did. It's been a long time (8+ yrs) since I've done any programming. I just don't have my ways back yet.

Thank you Aaron for taking the time, and thank you kainjow too,