Quick filter help

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by links2004osx, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2009
    I currently have a search bar in my app that is pulling its results from the first character of a cell's title. However, my search would be far better if it were to filter from anywhere in the cell title (string). That is, if I type "A", not only would "Apple" come up, but so would "Orange" and "Strawberry".

    Any help would be greatly appreciated as I think I'm missing something quite obvious,

    Here's everything I'd think you'd need to help:

    - (void)searchBar:(UISearchBar *)searchBar textDidChange:(NSString *)searchText
    	[filteredListContent removeAllObjects];
    	NSMutableDictionary *cellTitle;
    	for (cellTitle in stories)
    		NSComparisonResult result = [[cellTitle objectForKey:@"title"] compare:searchText options:NSCaseInsensitiveSearch
    																		 range:NSMakeRange(0, [searchText length])];
    		if (result == NSOrderedSame)
    			[filteredListContent addObject:cellTitle];
    	[Table reloadData];
  2. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2009
    Again, I must ask, any ideas? Surely I'm not the only one confused about how to change the search strings to filter rather than search.
  3. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    You will need to do something other than using compare: then.

    P.S. Don't bump. It's not polite.

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