Luca Torella Luca Torella - 1 year ago 134
iOS Question

UIToolbar not showing UIBarButtonItem

I'm using a storyboard and I've a split view where the master is a UITableViewController. Like the iPad Mail app, I'd like to display a UIToolbar.

I wasn't able to add the toolbar via storyboard but I managed to add it programmatically. I'm also able to add a UILabel to the toolbar, but I can't find a way to add a refresh button or any kind of UIBarButtonItem.

Any idea?

- (void)viewDidLoad {
[super viewDidLoad];

[self.navigationController setToolbarHidden:NO];

UILabel *label = [[UILabel alloc] initWithFrame:CGRectMake(50.0f, 0.0f, 80.0f, 40.0f)];
label.text = @"last updated...";
label.textAlignment = UITextAlignmentCenter;
label.font = [UIFont systemFontOfSize:13.0];
[self.navigationController.toolbar addSubview:label];

UIBarButtonItem *item1 = [[UIBarButtonItem alloc] initWithTitle:@"Item" style:UIBarButtonItemStylePlain target:self action:@selector(action:)];
UIBarButtonItem *item2 = [[UIBarButtonItem alloc] initWithTitle:@"Item1" style:UIBarButtonItemStyleBordered target:self action:@selector(action:)];

NSArray *buttons = @[item1, item2, nil];
[self.navigationController.toolbar setItems:buttons animated:NO];

Answer Source

Found the answer thanks to the Apple iOS Forum!

When you use the toolbar of the navigation controller, you have to set the toolbar buttons on the view controllers toolbarItems property, not on the actual toolbar itself.

for example:

[self setToolbarItems:buttons animated:NO];
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