Justin808 Justin808 - 1 year ago 129
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

.h
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.

Answer Source

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.