View Full Version : Setting Labels on custom UITableViewCells NIBs

Jul 14, 2010, 10:01 PM
I have created a grouped table view in a program and configured it to 1 section and 4 rows, where I pull in a custom cell that I created (UITableViewCell) using a NIB file, as so...

if (indexPath.section == 0)
cell = [tableView dequeueReusableCellWithIdentifier:@"firstlevelcell"];
if (!cell)
cell = [[[NSBundle mainBundle] loadNibNamed:@"firstlevelcell" owner:self options:nil] lastObject];
cell.selectionStyle = UITableViewCellSelectionStyleNone;

Now, I want to use that "firstlevelcell" throughout my application in different places, but for this view, I want to use it four times in a row, and change the label to four different values I have stored in an array [0-3].

I feel like if I create an outlet, I have to change the class of the UITableViewCell nib from NSObject to my custom subclass to tie it to that outlet...but that would mean I have to create multiple copies of that NIB if I want to use it elsewhere in the application.

How do I change the value of the labels in that custom NIB when I load it, so that I can use that NIB all over the application???

Does that make sense?

Jul 14, 2010, 10:11 PM
So I added...

cell.textLabel.text = @"newDeveloper";

...to the code so that I can set the values...but how do I do that with creating code for each row...since it uses the same nib? Can I just cycle through my array using enumeration for 0 through [array count] and modify the above code to...

cell.textLabel.text = [array objectAtIndex:X];