November 8 2009
iPhone Tip: Conditional Toolbar
For an iPhone app I'm developing, I wanted a toolbar at the bottom of the initial view, but I didn't want it appearing in the other views. I tried simply calling myUINavigationController.hidden, but the effect was a little jarring. UINavigationController has a great wrapper for that method that includes animation: setToolbarHidden:animated:. With animation, the toolbar smoothly slides in and out when going between the initial view and the other views. I inserted the method in UIViewController's viewWillAppear and viewWillDisappear.