cannyboy cannyboy - 6 months ago 36
Objective-C Question

Scroll immediately to row in table before view shows

A view with a table gets pushed onto the screen and I want it to scroll to a certain row in the table before the screen actually displays. I use this code within the final viewcontroller.

NSIndexPath *scrollToPath = [NSIndexPath indexPathForRow:5 inSection:0];
[theTable scrollToRowAtIndexPath:scrollToPath atScrollPosition:UITableViewScrollPositionTop animated:NO];


When I put it in viewDiDAppear method, then it briefly flashes from the intial position of the table (at the top) to the row I want. I don't want it to show the initial position. If I put it in viewDidLoad or viewWillAppear then it crashes with a NSRangeException, presumably because the table isn't set up yet.

How would I get it to scroll without showing the initial position?

Answer

Thanks to Shaggy and Dying Cactus for pointing me in the right direction. The answer is to load the table and scroll in viewWillAppear:

-(void)viewWillAppear:(BOOL)animated
{
    [theTable reloadData];
    NSIndexPath *scrollToPath = [NSIndexPath indexPathForRow:5 inSection:0]; 
    [theTable scrollToRowAtIndexPath:scrollToPath atScrollPosition:UITableViewScrollPositionTop animated:NO];   
}
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