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Justin808 Justin808 - 9 months ago 83
iOS Question

xcode storyboard Container View - How do I access the viewcontroller

I'm trying to use storyboard and get things working properly. I've added a a Container View to one of my existing views. When I try to add a reference to this in my view controller

file (ctrl-drag), I get a
IBOutlet UIView *containerView
. How do I get a reference to the container view's view controller instead? I need the container view controller so I can set it's delegate to my view's controller so they can "talk" to each other.

I have my story board setup as:

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And its referenced in my .h file as:

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Notice in the .h that is is a UIView, not my InstallViewController for the view. How do I add a reference to the view controller? I need to be able to set its delegate.


There is another solution by specifying an identifier for the embed segue(s) and retrieve the corresponding view controllers in method prepareForSegue:

The advantage of this way is that you needn't rely on a specific order in which your child view controllers are added due to the fact that each child view controller is embedded via an unique segue identifier.

Update 2013-01-17 - Example

- (void) prepareForSegue:(UIStoryboardSegue*)segue sender:(id)sender
    // -- Master View Controller
    if ([segue.identifier isEqualToString:c_SegueIdEmbedMasterVC])
        self.masterViewController = segue.destinationViewController;
        // ...
    // -- Detail View Controller
    else if ([segue.identifier isEqualToString:c_SegueIdEmbedDetailVC])
        self.detailViewController = segue.destinationViewController;
        // ...

c_SegueIdEmbedMasterVC & c_SegueIdEmbedDetailVC are constants with the corresponding ID of the segue IDs defined in the storyboard.