Mark Mark - 2 months ago 77x
Swift Question

Swift UITableView didSelectRowAtIndexPath not getting called

New to IOS development and am having trouble with handling cell selection on a table. Whenever I select, the method is not getting called below - any idea why?

My project structure is:
View Controller -> View -> Table View

The below code demonstrates the method calls. The others get called no problem! I know touch is working as pull down successfully refreshes and on clicking a cell it does become highlighted.

import UIKit

class ViewController: UIViewController, UITableViewDelegate

let blah = ["blah1"]

//How many sections are in the table?
func numberOfSectionsInTableView(tableView: UITableView) -> Int {
return 1

//How many rows? (returns and int)
func tableView(tableView: UITableView, numberOfRowsInSection section: Int) -> Int {
return blah.count

//table contents for each cell?
//Each time this is called it'll return the next row and thus build a table...
func tableView(tableView: UITableView, cellForRowAtIndexPath indexPath: NSIndexPath) -> UITableViewCell {
print("Populating each cell of table view!\n")
tableView.rowHeight = 80.0
var cell = UITableViewCell()

var(a) = blah[indexPath.row]
var image : UIImage = UIImage(named: a)!
cell.imageView.image = image

return cell

//Code Cell Selected
func tableView(tableView: UITableView, didSelectRowAtIndexPath indexPath: NSIndexPath){
println("You selected cell #\(indexPath.row)!")


func tableView(tableView: UITableViewDelegate, didDeselectRowAtIndexPath indexPath: NSIndexPath) {
print("wananananaanan" )
println("You deselected cell #\(indexPath.row)!")


override func viewDidLoad() {

// Do any additional setup after loading the view, typically from a nib.


override func didReceiveMemoryWarning() {
// Dispose of any resources that can be recreated.


You have to set an @IBOutlet to the tableView in you ViewController and set as it's delegate and dataSource to you can see the data an respond to changes in the tableView.

Something like this :

override func viewDidLoad() {

    self.tableView.delegate = self
    self.tableView.dataSource = self

And implements the UITableViewDataSource protocol too.

Or you can too in the Interface Builder set the ViewController as it's delegate and dataSource (more easy to do I think) and avoid to set manually in code like above. Is up to you.

I hope this help you.