When do you use the Disclosure Indicator or Detail Disclosure buttons?


The following comes from the iPhone Human Interface Guidelines, under Table Views, Text Views, and Web Views > Table-View Elements.

Use the Disclosure Indicator button, which contains a gray chevron at a cell’s right, when tapping the button will bring up a list of more choices.

Use the Detail Disclosure button, which contains a round blue button at a cell’s right, when tapping the button will bring up detailed information about the list item. As a mnemonic help, just think of “Detail” when you are revealing the actual details of the choice and not more choices.

UITableViewCellAccessoryDisclosureIndicator; // Adds “>” to right of cell.

UITableViewCellAccessoryDetailDisclosureButton; // Adds round blue button to right of cell.

4 thoughts on “When do you use the Disclosure Indicator or Detail Disclosure buttons?

  1. Does the App Store application really follow these guidelines? When the App Store application presents a list of applications, it displays the gray chevron to the right. When you click on the cell, you get a detailed description of the application in the App Store. Shouldn’t the Detail Disclosure button have been used in a case like this?

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