SleepsOnNewspapers SleepsOnNewspapers - 6 months ago 58
iOS Question

Change tintColor of unselected UITabBarController item title and background image iOS 8

How can I change the tintColor of an unselected UITabBarItem title and background image iOS 8?

The default color for an unselected state is a light gray color, but it does not show on my darkish shade UITabBar background

I'd like my unselected state to have a color of [UIColor blackColor]

Inside my app delegate didfinishlaunchingwithoptions: I have

UIImage *deselectedE = [[UIImage imageNamed:@"mincraft_axe_green_32.png"] imageWithRenderingMode:UIImageRenderingModeAutomatic];
UIImage *selectedE = [[UIImage imageNamed:@"mincraft_axe_green_32.png"] imageWithRenderingMode:UIImageRenderingModeAutomatic];
e.tabBarItem = [[UITabBarItem alloc] initWithTitle:@"Profile" image:deselectedE selectedImage:selectedE];
[[UITabBar appearance] setTintColor:[UIColor blackColor]];

Answer

Figured it out!

Use this to change the color of the text:

[[UITabBarItem appearance] setTitleTextAttributes:@{ NSForegroundColorAttributeName : [UIColor greenColor] }
                                         forState:UIControlStateNormal];
[[UITabBarItem appearance] setTitleTextAttributes:@{ NSForegroundColorAttributeName : [UIColor blackColor] }
                                         forState:UIControlStateSelected];

And make sure that image rendering mode is set to ORIGINAL for the images

UIImage *deselectedImage = [[UIImage imageNamed:@"deselectedImage"] imageWithRenderingMode:UIImageRenderingModeAlwaysOriginal];
UIImage *selectedImage = [[UIImage imageNamed:@"selectedImage"] imageWithRenderingMode:UIImageRenderingModeAlwaysOriginal];