iOSbuddy iOSbuddy - 1 month ago 12
Swift Question

Button Item in navigation bar programmatically

I've been looking around for this solution for a while but haven't got any.
e.g one solution is

self.navigationItem.setRightBarButtonItem(UIBarButtonItem(barButtonSystemItem: .Stop, target: self, action: nil), animated: true)


This code will add a button with "stop" image. Just like this, there are other solutions with "search, "refresh" etc. But what if I want to add a button programmatically with the image I want?

Answer

For UIBarButtonItem with custom button image

let btnName = UIButton()
btnName.setImage(UIImage(named: "imagename"), forState: .Normal)
btnName.frame = CGRectMake(0, 0, 30, 30)
btnName.addTarget(self, action: Selector("action"), forControlEvents: .TouchUpInside)

//.... Set Right/Left Bar Button item
let rightBarButton = UIBarButtonItem()
rightBarButton.customView = btnName
self.navigationItem.rightBarButtonItem = rightBarButton

Or simply use init(customView:) like

 let rightBarButton = UIBarButtonItem(customView: btnName)
 self.navigationItem.rightBarButtonItem = rightBarButton

For System UIBarButtonItem

let camera = UIBarButtonItem(barButtonSystemItem: .Camera, target: self, action: Selector("btnOpenCamera"))
self.navigationItem.rightBarButtonItem = camera

For set more then 1 items use rightBarButtonItems or for left side leftBarButtonItems

let btn1 = UIButton()
btn1.setImage(UIImage(named: "img1"), forState: .Normal)
btn1.frame = CGRectMake(0, 0, 30, 30)
btn1.addTarget(self, action: Selector("action1:"), forControlEvents: .TouchUpInside)
let item1 = UIBarButtonItem()
item1.customView = btn1

let btn2 = UIButton()
btn2.setImage(UIImage(named: "img2"), forState: .Normal)
btn2.frame = CGRectMake(0, 0, 30, 30)
btn2.addTarget(self, action: Selector("action2:"), forControlEvents: .TouchUpInside)
let item2 = UIBarButtonItem()
item2.customView = btn2

self.navigationItem.rightBarButtonItems = [item1,item2]

Using setLeftBarButtonItem or setRightBarButtonItem

let btn1 = UIButton()
btn1.setImage(UIImage(named: "img1"), forState: .Normal)
btn1.frame = CGRectMake(0, 0, 30, 30)
btn1.addTarget(self, action: Selector("action1:"), forControlEvents: .TouchUpInside)
self.navigationItem.setLeftBarButtonItem(UIBarButtonItem(customView: btn1), animated: true);

For swift >= 2.2 action should be #selector(Class.MethodName) ... for e.g. btnName.addTarget(self, action: #selector(Class.MethodName), forControlEvents: .TouchUpInside)


FOR Swift 3.0

    let btn1 = UIButton(type: .custom)
    btn1.setImage(UIImage(named: "imagename"), for: .normal)
    btn1.frame = CGRect(x: 0, y: 0, width: 30, height: 30)
    btn1.addTarget(self, action: #selector(Class.Methodname), for: .touchUpInside)
    let item1 = UIBarButtonItem(customView: btn1)

    let btn2 = UIButton(type: .custom)
    btn2.setImage(UIImage(named: "imagename"), for: .normal)
    btn2.frame = CGRect(x: 0, y: 0, width: 30, height: 30)
    btn2.addTarget(self, action: #selector(Class.MethodName), for: .touchUpInside)
    let item2 = UIBarButtonItem(customView: btn2)  

    self.navigationItem.setRightBarButtonItems([item1,item2], animated: true)