mike mike -3 years ago 135
Swift Question

Passing arguments to selector in Swift3

I'm programatically adding a UITapGestureRecognizer to one of my views:

let gesture = UITapGestureRecognizer(target: self, action: #selector(self.handleTap(modelObj:myModelObj)))


func handleTap(modelObj: Model) {
// Doing stuff with model object here

The first problem I encountered was "Argument of '#selector' does not refer to an '@Objc' method, property, or initializer.

Cool, so I added @objc to the handleTap signature:

@objc func handleTap(modelObj: Model) {
// Doing stuff with model object here

Now I'm getting the error "Method cannot be marked @objc because the type of the parameter cannot be represented in Objective-C.

It's just an image of the map of a building, with some pin images indicating the location of points of interest. When the user taps one of these pins I'd like to know which point of interest they tapped, and I have a model object which describes these points of interest. I use this model object to give the pin image it's coordinates on the map so I thought it would have been easy for me to just send the object to the gesture handler.

Any pointers to where I'm going wrong would be greatly appreciated!

Answer Source

It looks like you're misunderstanding a couple of things.

When using target/action, the function signature has to have a certain form…

func doSomething(sender: Any)


func doSomething(sender: Any, forEvent event: UIEvent)


The sender parameter is the control object sending the action message.

In your case, the sender is the UITapGestureRecognizer

Also, #selector() should contain the func signature, and does NOT include passed parameters. So for…

func handleTap(sender: UIGestureRecognizer) {


you should have…

let gesture = UITapGestureRecognizer(target: self, action: #selector(handleTap(sender:)))

Assuming the func and the gesture are within a view controller, of which modelObj is a property / ivar, there's no need to pass it with the gesture recogniser, you can just refer to it in handleTap

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