kubi kubi - 4 months ago 56x
iOS Question

Can you attach a UIGestureRecognizer to multiple views?

UITapGestureRecognizer *tapGesture = [[UITapGestureRecognizer alloc] initWithTarget:self action:@selector(tapTapTap:)];
[self.view1 addGestureRecognizer:tapGesture];
[self.view2 addGestureRecognizer:tapGesture];
[tapGesture release];

In the above code only taps on
are recognized. If I comment out the third line then taps on
are recognized. If I'm right and you can only use a gesture recognizer once, I'm not sure if this is a bug or it just needs some more documentation.


A UIGestureRecognizer is to be used with a single view. I agree the documentation is spotty. That UIGestureRecognizer has a single view property gives it away:


The view the gesture recognizer is attached to. (read-only)

@property(nonatomic, readonly) UIView *view

Discussion You attach (or add) a gesture recognizer to a UIView object using the addGestureRecognizer: method.