XCode 3.2: TabView ?

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  1. macrumors regular

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    Hi All,

    Well, after entering the iMac scene a week ago, it's time to start developing.
    I want to create an application that will need to have 21 'Tabs' in the window.

    I am finding that one can not have view that displays Tabs in one continual row, meaning that the window width would need to be pretty wide which I don't want.

    Is there a way to allow the Tabs to fold around to create multiple rows?

    Pete
     
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    Cromulent

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    Read the Apple Human Interface Guidelines before you do anything.

    http://developer.apple.com/library/...al/AppleHIGuidelines/XHIGIntro/XHIGIntro.html

    They are a requirement if you want your app accepted on the Mac App Store. Even if you do not most Apple users will reject an application that looks "un-mac like" so be careful to follow it.
     
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    jiminaus

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    21 tabs! Seriously? That pretty poor UI, at least to a Mac user.

    Perhaps go with a pop-up menu (drop-down box in Windows' terms) instead.

    Or perhaps an iTunes-style navigation pane down the left-hand side.
     
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  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks everyone,

    Looks like I had a tad more reading to do yet.

    Yea, 21 tabs, well, that was the original plan. I want to duplicate a useful application that is available under Windows but never seen under a Mac - this used 21 tabs.

    I will see if I can consolidate the UI.

    Pete
     
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    kainjow

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    Care to share what program it is? I'm curious to see what it looks like.
     

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