fabdarice fabdarice - 10 months ago 125
Swift Question

UISwipeGestureRecognizer Custom Action with UITableView

I'm trying to add a swipe gesture (left/right) in order to hide/show my side menu.
I got it working perfectly on a UIView, however, I'm having trouble with an UITableView.

Here's my code to add my swipe gestures to my TableView:

// Add right swipe gesture recognizer

let rightSwipeGestureRecognizer = UISwipeGestureRecognizer(target: self, action: "toggleSideMenu")
rightSwipeGestureRecognizer.direction = UISwipeGestureRecognizerDirection.Right

// Add left swipe gesture recognizer
let leftSwipeGestureRecognizer = UISwipeGestureRecognizer(target: self, action: "toggleSideMenu")
leftSwipeGestureRecognizer.direction = UISwipeGestureRecognizerDirection.Left

Here's my selector method :

func toggleSideMenu() {
println("ENTER SWIPE")

I've also done this :

func tableView(tableView: UITableView, editingStyleForRowAtIndexPath indexPath: NSIndexPath) -> UITableViewCellEditingStyle {
return UITableViewCellEditingStyle.None

func tableView(tableView: UITableView, canEditRowAtIndexPath indexPath: NSIndexPath) -> Bool {
return false

However, my selector menu "toggleSideMenu()" is never called when I swipe left or right.

P.S: I've also tried to add those swipe gesture on my UITableViewCell directly but it doesn't work as well.

Anyone has an idea? Thanks a lot for your time!


Thanks to Kirit Modi. Here's the solution to my problem:

Add :

leftSwipeGestureRecognizer.delegate = self    
rightSwipeGestureRecognizer.delegate = self

Then add the UIGestureRecognizerDelegate delegate method :

func gestureRecognizer(gestureRecognizer: UIGestureRecognizer, shouldReceiveTouch touch: UITouch) -> Bool {
    return true