wows wows - 2 years ago 730
Objective-C Question

UIRefreshControl - beginRefreshing not working when UITableViewController is inside UINavigationController

I've setup a UIRefreshControl in my UITableViewController (which is inside a UINavigationController) and it works as expected (i.e. pull down fires the correct event). However, if I programmatically invoke the

instance method on the refresh control like:

[self.refreshControl beginRefreshing];

Nothing happens. It should animate down and show the spinner. The
method works properly when I call that after the refresh.

I whipped up a basic prototype project with this behavior and it works properly when my UITableViewController is added directly to application delegate's root view controller, e.g:

self.viewController = tableViewController;
self.window.rootViewController = self.viewController;

But if I add the
to a UINavigationController first, then add the navigation controller as the
, the
method no longer works. E.g.

UINavigationController *navController = [[UINavigationController alloc] initWithRootViewController:tableViewController];
self.viewController = navController;
self.window.rootViewController = self.viewController;

My feeling is this has something to do with the nested view hierarchies within the navigation controller not playing nice with the refresher control - any suggestions?


Answer Source

It seems that if you start refreshing programmatically, you have to scroll the table view yourself, say, by changing contentoffset

[self.tableView setContentOffset:CGPointMake(0, -self.refreshControl.frame.size.height) animated:YES];

I would guess the reason for this is that it could be undesirable to scroll to the refresh control when user is in the middle/bottom of the table view?

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