Chris Nolet Chris Nolet - 4 months ago 18
iOS Question

Add floating view (i.e. static and fixed) to UITableViewController

I'm trying to add a custom subview to a

that doesn't move when the user scrolls.

Is it possible to add such a view?

I'm using a
. I would switch to a
and add a
, but the code relies on the UITableViewController's
. Adding a container view and having two controllers seems a bit much for such a simple task!

I've also tried adding the content to the
view, but unfortunately it doesn't animate smoothly when the view controller appears and disappears.

Is there any way to add a fixed subview to a


Adding a container view and having two controllers (with an embed segue) is difficult for this project, since I'm updating an older code base and there is a lot of legacy code that depends on the main controller being a
. Is there any way to achieve this without an embed segue / two view controllers?


Unfortunately creating a container view for a UITableViewController inside of a UIViewController isn't feasible in this case. That is a great solution if you're early enough in development to arrange things properly.

The best solution I've found, is to transform the floating view's y position on scrollViewDidScroll as per this answer:

- (void)scrollViewDidScroll:(UIScrollView *)scrollView
    self.header.transform = CGAffineTransformMakeTranslation(0, self.tableView.contentOffset.y);

I have seen other answers which modify the floating view's frame, but I think transforming is probably more appropriate.

As an interesting aside, I was able to create a floating view that 'dismisses' when the user scrolls down, but 'floats' when the user pulls to refresh by checking the table view offset before applying the transform.