Anand Gautam Anand Gautam - 3 months ago 80
Objective-C Question

iphone - didSelectRowAtIndexPath: only being called after long press on custom cell

I am creating one table view based application. I have created a custom table cell for table, that contains 2 labels, 1 image and 1 button. The table view Data source method is working properly. I am using xib for both custom cell and view controller class and i connect delegate and data source to the file's owner. But the problem is when i select the table row, didSelectRowAtIndexPath is not getting fire. As mentioned the only way to fire it is to hold down on the cell for about 3-4 seconds. Does anyone have any idea why this is happening?

Thanks for any pointers...

Here is my table view methods..

- (NSInteger)numberOfSectionsInTableView:(UITableView *)tableView
return 1;

- (NSInteger)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView numberOfRowsInSection:(NSInteger)section
return [finalAddonsArray count];

- (UITableViewCell *)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView cellForRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath
static NSString *CellIdentifier = @"Cell";
NewCustomCell *cell = (NewCustomCell*)[tableView dequeueReusableCellWithIdentifier:CellIdentifier];

if (cell == nil) {
NSArray *nib=[[NSBundle mainBundle]loadNibNamed:@"NewCustomCell" owner:self options:nil];
cell=[nib objectAtIndex:0];

Addons *addons1=[[Addons alloc]init];
addons1= [finalAddonsArray objectAtIndex:indexPath.row];

if ( == nil) {
cell.ivCategory.image = [UIImage imageNamed:@"blogo.jpg"];

cell.lblTitle.text =;
if (addons1.price == nil) {
cell.lblPrice.text = nil;
cell.lblPrice.text = [NSString stringWithFormat:@"%@ rs",addons1.price];
[cell.button addTarget:self

index = indexPath;
cell.selectionStyle = UITableViewCellSelectionStyleGray;

return cell;

-(void)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView didSelectRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath

One more thing i am getting that if i am using default UITableViewCell instead of custom cell then also my problem is same, delegate method is not getting fire.

Custom cell properties:

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same problem happened with me because I have added a tap gesture recogniser over it. If you have used any gesture recognizer try removing it and check if it causing the problem.

EDIT: Solution as commented by the Ali: If you have used tap gesture you can use [tap setCancelsTouchesInView:NO];