Salieh Salieh -4 years ago 156
Objective-C Question

iOS: present view controller programmaticallly

I'm using the

presentViewController:animated:completion:
method to go to another view controller.

This is my code:

AddTaskViewController *add = [[AddTaskViewController alloc] init];
[self presentViewController:add animated:YES completion:nil];


This code goes to the other
UIViewController
but the other controller is empty. I've always been using storyboards but now I need this to be done in code.

Answer Source

If you're using a storyboard, you probably shouldn't be using alloc and init to create a new view controller. Instead, look at your storyboard and find the segue that you want to perform; it should have a unique identifier (and if not, you can set one in the right sidebar).

Once you've found the identifier for that segue, send your current view controller a -performSegueWithIdentifier:sender message:

[self performSegueWithIdentifier:@"mySegueIdentifier" sender:self];

This will cause the storyboard to instantiate an AddTaskViewController and present it in the way that you've defined for that segue.


If, on the other hand, you're not using a storyboard at all, then you need to give your AddTaskViewController some kind of user interface. The most common way of doing so is to initialize the controller with a nib: instead of just calling init, you'll call -initWithNibName:bundle: and provide the name of a .xib file that contains your add-task UI:

AddTaskViewController *add = [[AddTaskViewController alloc]
                              initWithNibName:@"AddTaskView" bundle:nil];
[self presentViewController:add animated:YES completion:nil];

(There are other (less common) ways of getting a view associated with your new view controller, but this will probably present you the least trouble to get working.)

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