I have a searchable tableview, but would like to only display the number of cells that are returned once a user starts a search. For instance, if a user types in a charecter and there is only one cell that matches the search, the remaining cells the remaining cells of the table are empty. I was wondering if there is a way to hide those empty cells. I was also wondering if there is a way to hide the table view if a person's search does not match any data (by default, it displays a table of empty cells saying "No Results").
Change your implementation of
tableView:numberOfRowsInSection: in your data source to return the number of search results instead of the total number of items. Then populate those cells with the search results instead of with the rest of the data.