Kevin Kevin - 1 month ago 18
Swift Question

Swift 3.0 Using a Table View to Show and Add Comments

I am interested in having a tableview for comments (something similar to instagram comments). So far, I have used a custom cell to set up a textView for comments in my set array, dataName. I was wondering how I could go about setting up a textfield and button on the last row of the tableview that would act as the place to input more comments. Do I need to create another customcell for this and implement this in cellForRowAt indexPath ?

var comments = ["I like this item","Where did you get this?", "I can't believe you found this!", "Hello", "Yay"]

func numberOfSections(in tableView: UITableView) -> Int {
return 1

func tableView(_ tableView: UITableView, numberOfRowsInSection section: Int) -> Int {

return comments.count

func tableView(_ tableView: UITableView, cellForRowAt indexPath: IndexPath) -> UITableViewCell {
let cell = tableView.dequeueReusableCell(withIdentifier: "Cell", for: indexPath) as! CustomCell

cell.commentView.text = dataName[indexPath.row]
cell.commentView.textColor = UIColor.lightGray
cell.commentView.isEditable = false
cell.commentView.isScrollEnabled = false

return cell

Answer Source

You can accomplish you desired effect by adding a view that contains a text field and a button as the footer view of the tableview. And when a new comment is added you will proceed to add the comment to the array, and reload the tableview or insertRow with animation.