Bautzi89 Bautzi89 - 10 months ago 75
iOS Question

iOS error: [__NSArrayI objectAtIndex:]: index 1 beyond bounds [0 .. 0]

In my application I try to load contents from a url, store them in a mutable array and show them in a table view. But I can't get it working, because every time I run the app this error appears:

*** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSRangeException',
reason: '*** -[__NSArrayI objectAtIndex:]: index 1 beyond bounds [0 .. 0]'
*** First throw call stack:
(0x34dd088f 0x36d9e259 0x34d2823d 0x316e562f 0x315f09a9 0x313c0c5d 0x313c1b95 0x313c1ae7
0x313c16c3 0xa5cfb 0x33623ec7 0x35387a09 0x35390051 0x33622965 0xa4dc1 0x313a8e33
0x313cd629 0x31391d7d 0x314544dd 0x3139a55d 0x3139a579 0x3139a40b 0x3139a3e7 0x313a8015
0x313a1985 0x3136fc6b 0x3136f70f 0x3136f0e3 0x3439222b 0x34da4523 0x34da44c5 0x34da3313
0x34d264a5 0x34d2636d 0x313a0a13 0x3139de7d 0xa4745 0xa46dc)
terminate called throwing an exception

I create the array that should populate the table in my viewDidLoad with:

_videos = [[NSMutableArray alloc] init];

Then I connect to the url and parse through the received xml data. This works just like it should. When a certain tag is opened I create my video objects and after filling them with data I add those objects to my array with:

[_videos addObject:currentVideo];

This seems to work as well, because it returns the correct number of videos when

- (NSInteger)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView numberOfRowsInSection:(NSInteger)section {

return _videos.count;

is called. But after this point the app crashes and I don't even reach the point where I try to populate my table view. The function looks like this:

- (UITableViewCell *)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView cellForRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath {

Video *curVideo = [_videos objectAtIndex:indexPath.row];

static NSString *CellIdentifier = @"CustomCell";

CustomCell *cell = [tableView dequeueReusableCellWithIdentifier:CellIdentifier];

if (cell == nil)
cell = [[CustomCell alloc] initWithStyle:UITableViewCellStyleSubtitle reuseIdentifier:CellIdentifier];

cell.titleLabel.text = [curVideo title];
cell.descLabel.text = [curVideo desc];

return cell;

What am doing wrong?

Thanks in advance

Answer Source

Somewhere you are likely accessing _videos prior to initializing it. Most likely you'd doing it after init, but prior to loading the view. The fix for this kind of problem is to use accessors exclusively, and to lazy-initialize self.videos. This is one of many reasons never to access your ivars directly except in init and dealloc.

@interface ...
@property (nonatomic, readonly, strong) NSMutableArray *videos;

@implementation ...
  NSMutableArray *_videos; // Can't auto-synthesize. We override the only accessor.

- (NSMutableArray *)videos {
   if (! _videos) {
     _videos = [NSMutableArray new];
   return _videos;

Now all references to self.videos will be initialized no matter when they happen.

You can also initialize videos correctly in init, which takes a little less code:

@interface ...
@property (nonatomic, readonly, strong) NSMutableArray *videos;

@implementation ...

- (id)init {
   self = [super init];
   if (self) {
     _videos = [NSMutableArray new];
   return self;