How to use tab bar within a navigation based app

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by carserga, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2009

    I already have a navigation based app working. At one point, i have a table listing some items. If you select any of this items, a view controller is pushed onto the navigation stack, initializated with a xib file (have 4 different ones, as well as one view controller for each), depending on the "kind" of the item selected.

    Now, i need to manage that this items could be of more than just one kind, so i need to load a tab bar with as many items as kinds have the item selected. Pressing one of the items of the tabbar should then load the corresponding kind xib.

    I can't figure out how to use tab bar/tab bar controller/tab bar delegate to get this done. I have read a lot about it, but i just don't get it clear. I am also very confused about what should i do in the IB and programatically. Do i have to create a new xib with a new view controller to manage the tab bar? Do i have to use a tab bar controller? Do i have to phisically create them in the new xib, or should this be done programatically?

    Please some help (i would REALLY appreciate some code) about this? I really need to get this done.
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