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Old July 3rd, 2011, 12:53 PM
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Default Chapter 8 TableView Blows Up

My effort to enter Chapter 8's "Table View", pages 211-215, results in ka-boom, see below:

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This GDB was configured as "x86_64-apple-darwin".Attaching to process 441.
2011-07-03 12:31:46.831 TableView[441:207] year=Root
2011-07-03 12:31:46.832 TableView[441:207] row=0
2011-07-03 12:31:46.833 TableView[441:207] -[__NSCFDictionary objectAtIndex:]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0x601d560
2011-07-03 12:31:46.834 TableView[441:207] *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInvalidArgumentException', reason: '-[__NSCFDictionary objectAtIndex:]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0x601d560'
*** Call stack at first throw:
0 CoreFoundation 0x00dc15a9 __exceptionPreprocess + 185
1 libobjc.A.dylib 0x00f15313 objc_exception_throw + 44
2 CoreFoundation 0x00dc30bb -[NSObject(NSObject) doesNotRecognizeSelector:] + 187
3 CoreFoundation 0x00d32966 ___forwarding___ + 966
4 CoreFoundation 0x00d32522 _CF_forwarding_prep_0 + 50
5 TableView 0x00002ea4 -[RootViewController tableView:cellForRowAtIndexPath:] + 500
6 UIKit 0x00088b98 -[UITableView(UITableViewInternal) _createPreparedCellForGlobalRow:withIndexPath:] + 634
7 UIKit 0x0007e4cc -[UITableView(UITableViewInternal) _createPreparedCellForGlobalRow:] + 75
8 UIKit 0x000938cc -[UITableView(_UITableViewPrivate) _updateVisibleCellsNow:] + 1561
9 UIKit 0x0008b90c -[UITableView layoutSubviews] + 242
10 QuartzCore 0x016aba5a -[CALayer layoutSublayers] + 181
11 QuartzCore 0x016adddc CALayerLayoutIfNeeded + 220
12 QuartzCore 0x016530b4 _ZN2CA7Context18commit_transactionEPNS_11Transacti onE + 310
13 QuartzCore 0x01654294 _ZN2CA11Transaction6commitEv + 292
14 UIKit 0x000159c9 -[UIApplication _reportAppLaunchFinished] + 39
15 UIKit 0x00015e83 -[UIApplication _runWithURL:payload:launchOrientation:statusBarSty le:statusBarHidden:] + 690
16 UIKit 0x00020617 -[UIApplication handleEvent:withNewEvent:] + 1533
17 UIKit 0x00018abf -[UIApplication sendEvent:] + 71
18 UIKit 0x0001df2e _UIApplicationHandleEvent + 7576
19 GraphicsServices 0x00ffa992 PurpleEventCallback + 1550
21 CoreFoundation 0x00d02cf7 __CFRunLoopDoSource1 + 215
22 CoreFoundation 0x00cfff83 __CFRunLoopRun + 979
23 CoreFoundation 0x00cff840 CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 208
24 CoreFoundation 0x00cff761 CFRunLoopRunInMode + 97
25 UIKit 0x000157d2 -[UIApplication _run] + 623
26 UIKit 0x00021c93 UIApplicationMain + 1160
27 TableView 0x00002489 main + 121
28 TableView 0x00002405 start + 53
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'NSException'
sharedlibrary apply-load-rules all
Current language: auto; currently objective-c

I've downloaded the same project from the website and it runs fine.

However, since I am using Xcode 4.0 and the website code used Xcode 3.X, the source is wildly different. Using WinMerge [on a Windows system, of course] reveals related but so different sources as to defy comparison.

An interesting difference however is the movies.plist file. My implementation has a "root", which is shown in Figure 8-15 on page 213. But the author's implementation does not have a "root". Is this significant?

It's blowing up at the last statement in cellForRowAtIndexPath:

cell.textLabel.text = [movieSection objectAtIndex:[indexPath row]];

I've inserted two NSLog statements, to see what "year" is selected and what "[indexPath row]" is returning. The year is "root" [not good] and the row is zero [good].

Sorry to whine, but this doesn't seem terribly robust. Perhaps some error checking [nil returns, etc] need to be inserted, but the program shouldn't go ka-boom.

Can anyone suggest where to check for errors? Thanks.
Old July 3rd, 2011, 01:52 PM
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Default Resolved

Used Dashcode to remove the "root" dictionary within a dictionary and now the program runs fine. Figure 8-15 is erroneous showing "root".
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Default Same Issue

I had this same issue, however removing the root was not enough. It seems no matter what it would cash the old version when running the simulator.

I had to rename the Movies.plist to MovieList.plist and change it in code as well before it would not crash.

Is there a setting to force it to use a new version of the plist when you have made a change to it in the simulator?
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Default Resolved app still crashing

I resolved the issue by uninstalling the Application from the simulator, and reinstalling. That finally got it to use the new Movies.plist without renaming it.

I am still very new to apple products

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