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iOS Displaying Data with Table Views in Swift 2 Displaying Data in Table Views Custom Table View Cells

Eduardo Moreno Nava
Eduardo Moreno Nava
10,023 Points

what is the difference between a cocoa toach file and a swift file ?

sometimes in the classes Pasan use one or another but i havent found the difference between them.

1 Answer

Joshua Hawthorne
Joshua Hawthorne
18,523 Points

Cocoa Touch is a UI Framework used for building software programs to run on iOS. You can think of it as a swift file that comes "ready made" with a few things for you to use. For example, the UITableViewController Cocoa Touch object comes pre-filled with methods necessary to make the table view work. UICollectionViewController is another example.

A swift file is just that - an empty swift file. There is nothing pre-populated inside of it. Empty swift files are typically used for custom classes, structs, enums, etc. Once you start building more applications the difference will become apparent.