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TableView Search Bar issue

Hello all. I'm facing crash issues or general malfunction when dealing with a search bar that is attached to a tableview. Basically, if the tableview has no data or all of its rows have been deleted, activating the search bar leads to a crash (trying to alter the search properties leads to no effect).
Can someone confirm this issue for me please or suggest a good workflow for quickly filtering table row entries in a dynamic table?
Using Ti Mobile SDK 1.1.2 - iphone project. Thank you very much.

— asked March 31st 2010 by Sunder Iyer
  • iphone
  • searchbar
  • tableview

2 Answers

  • This has happened to me as well.

    One solution might be to hide the search bar when the table is empty:


    The search bar should initially be hidden too, unless the table view holds data upon creation before setData is called.

    — answered April 1st 2010 by James K
    1 Comment
    • .show() and .hide() worked great. Was pulling my hair out. Thanks.

      — commented August 12th 2011 by Ken Rucker
  • Don't attached the search bar to the tableView. Attach it to the window or view that contains both.

    var win1 = Titanium.UI.createWindow({  
    var search = Titanium.UI.createSearchBar({  
    var searchResults = Titanium.UI.createTableView({
    //Add everything to the window

    Make sense?

    — answered August 9th 2010 by Clifton Labrum
    1 Comment
    • How does the table know to filter results by the search bar if you don't do:

      table.search = search;

      And if you do that it adds it to the tableview. Am I corect?

      — commented May 4th 2011 by Joe iEntry
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