YuviGr YuviGr - 11 months ago 185
Objective-C Question

Assigning retained object to weak property

I am using Xcode 6 and I have created my app with a

and a
custom Cell
in it.
This is my
custom cell

@interface SuggestingTableViewCell : UITableViewCell

@property (nonatomic, weak) IBOutlet SuggestedSeriesView *seriesOne;
@property (nonatomic, weak) IBOutlet SuggestedSeriesView *seriesTwo;
@property (nonatomic, weak) IBOutlet SuggestedSeriesView *seriesThree;
@property (nonatomic, weak) IBOutlet SuggestedSeriesView *seriesFour;


As you can see I have four
to a
that is a subclass of
In the
TableView DataSource
methods I have created these
and assign them like:

cellIdentifier = suggestionCell;
SuggestingTableViewCell *suggesting = (SuggestingTableViewCell *)[tableView dequeueReusableCellWithIdentifier:suggestionCell];
Series *ser1 = series[0];
suggesting.seriesOne = [[SuggestedSeriesView alloc] initWithFrame:suggesting.seriesOne.bounds
andSeriesData:@{JV_SERIES_IMAGE_URL : ser1.imageURL,
JV_SERIES_TITLE : ser1.title}];
Series *ser2 = series[1];
suggesting.seriesTwo = [[SuggestedSeriesView alloc] initWithFrame:suggesting.seriesTwo.bounds
andSeriesData:@{JV_SERIES_IMAGE_URL : ser2.imageURL,
JV_SERIES_TITLE : ser2.title}];
Series *ser3 = series[2];
suggesting.seriesThree = [[SuggestedSeriesView alloc] initWithFrame:suggesting.seriesThree.bounds
andSeriesData:@{JV_SERIES_IMAGE_URL : ser3.imageURL,
JV_SERIES_TITLE : ser3.title}];
Series *ser4 = series[3];

suggesting.seriesFour = [[SuggestedSeriesView alloc] initWithFrame:suggesting.seriesFour.bounds
andSeriesData:@{JV_SERIES_IMAGE_URL : ser4.imageURL,
JV_SERIES_TITLE : ser4.title}];

The compiler gives me the warning that :

Assigning retained object to weak property; object will be released after assignment

Why this is happening to the
gets retained by the
because it has no

Thanks for the help.

Answer Source

This happens because your properties are weak, this means they will not retain anything, they can only reference stuff.

IBOutlet is equal to void, it is just a hint for xcode to tell it "this can be connected on the interface builder".

The reason why properties from the interface builder are of type weak and IBOutlet is because, they are retained by the storyboard's View controller's view itself, so if you make a view controller in the interface builder, and add a view, and THEN link this view in code your property doesn't have to be strong, since its already retained by the one of the views.

You should change those properties to

@property (nonatomic, strong) SuggestedSeriesView *seriesOne;
@property (nonatomic, strong) SuggestedSeriesView *seriesTwo;
@property (nonatomic, strong) SuggestedSeriesView *seriesThree;
@property (nonatomic, strong) SuggestedSeriesView *seriesFour;