Collection Views are the third and final data view that we’ll be discussing in this UI component reference. They display an array of objects as a grid of cells. Each cell contains a custom interface that presents all of the desired information about the corresponding data object.
Collection Views are an alternative to Table Views. They both visualize a flat array of objects, but Collection Views are not locked into the rigid row/column structure of tables. They’re designed to be highly customizable, so they can be used almost anywhere you need a grid of similar cells.
This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the Collection View component. We’ll learn how to connect them with a data set, define custom cells, manage user selections, add and delete items, edit cells at runtime, and implement drag-and-drop behavior.
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