Instance Method

beginUpdates

Begins a series of method calls that insert, delete, or select rows and sections of the table view.

Declaration

- (void)beginUpdates;

Discussion

Use the performBatchUpdates:completion: method instead of this one whenever possible.

Call this method if you want subsequent insertions, deletion, and selection operations (for example, cellForRowAtIndexPath: and indexPathsForVisibleRows) to be animated simultaneously. You can also use this method followed by the endUpdates method to animate the change in the row heights without reloading the cell. This group of methods must conclude with an invocation of endUpdates. These method pairs can be nested. If you do not make the insertion, deletion, and selection calls inside this block, table attributes such as row count might become invalid. You should not call reloadData within the group; if you call this method within the group, you must perform any animations yourself.

See Also

Performing Batch Updates to Rows and Sections

- performBatchUpdates:completion:

Animates multiple insert, delete, reload, and move operations as a group.

- endUpdates

Concludes a series of method calls that insert, delete, select, or reload rows and sections of the table view.