Adding a Programmable UITableView - How to Define the Reuse ID for Cells

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I have a UIViewController that at some point grows a UITableView, and when it does I simply init the TableView instance variable and add it to the view, but I'm not sure how to handle the dequeueing of cells to add to the view; I need a reuse identifier, but I'm not sure how to set it.

What do I do within this method?

- (UITableViewCell *)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView cellForRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath {
    static NSString *cellIdentifier = @"wot";

    UITableViewCell *cell = [tableView dequeueReusableCellWithIdentifier:cellIdentifier forIndexPath:indexPath];

    return cell;
}


Use the method initWithStyle:reuseIdentifier

  1. check if cell exists
  2. If it doesn't, then you need to initialize it.

code

-(UITableViewCell *)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView cellForRowAtIndexPath (NSIndexPath*)indexPath
{
    static NSString *cellIdentifier = @"wot";
    UITableViewCell *cell = [tableView dequeueReusableCellWithIdentifier:cellIdentifier forIndexPath:indexPath];

    if (!cell)
        cell = [[UITableViewCell alloc] initWithStyle: someStyle reuseIdentifier: cellIdentifier];

    return cell;
}