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11 Apr 2013

iOS UI that shines forever with UIAppearance and Core Graphic

Traditionally, developers build UI relying on resources included within the application package with a huge part of it as images, sprites, backgrounds and then by using built in API present the complex graphical interface on the screen. 

Since iOS 5 developers can finally change the tint and outlook most of elements without much trouble. The UIAppearance protocol was added to simplify custom styling of iOS application UI elements and the classes that support the UIAppearance protocol have access to an appearance selector. This selector returns the appearance proxy for the receiver. With this proxy you can call selectors like setTintColor ...