JohnnyAce JohnnyAce - 2 months ago 5
iOS Question

Unrecognized selector sent to instance using Storyboards

I'm using storyboard for an iOS application, my storyboard looks like this: (droplr url)

The problem is when I click the login button, I send the username captured to the events table view controller. To do that I use

function, but apparently when I try to set the username in throws an exception.

My code is as follows:


#import <UIKit/UIKit.h>

@interface ViewController : UIViewController

- (IBAction) logintButton:(id)sender;
@property (weak, nonatomic) IBOutlet UITextField *username_tf; // textfield



#import "ViewController.h"
#import "EventsTableViewController.h"

@interface ViewController ()


@implementation ViewController
@synthesize username_tf;

- (void) prepareForSegue:(UIStoryboardSegue *)segue sender:(id)sender
if([[segue identifier] isEqualToString:@"ToMainApp"])
EventsTableViewController * dest = (EventsTableViewController *)[segue destinationViewController];
NSString * username = [[NSString alloc] initWithFormat:@"%@", username_tf.text];
[dest setUsername:username];

- (IBAction) logintButton:(id)sender
//NSLog(@"Logint button pressed");
[self performSegueWithIdentifier:@"ToMainApp" sender:sender];

- (void)viewDidLoad
[super viewDidLoad];
// Do any additional setup after loading the view, typically from a nib.

- (void)viewDidUnload
[self setUsername_tf:nil];
[super viewDidUnload];
// Release any retained subviews of the main view.

- (BOOL)shouldAutorotateToInterfaceOrientation:(UIInterfaceOrientation)interfaceOrientation
return (interfaceOrientation != UIInterfaceOrientationPortraitUpsideDown);


#import <UIKit/UIKit.h>

@interface EventsTableViewController : UITableViewController
NSString * username;

@property (nonatomic, retain) NSString * username;



#import "EventsTableViewController.h"

@interface EventsTableViewController ()

@implementation EventsTableViewController

@synthesize username;

- (id)initWithStyle:(UITableViewStyle)style
self = [super initWithStyle:style];
if (self) {
// Custom initialization
return self;



The throwed exception is:

2012-03-15 14:19:27.304 StoryboardAssistance[30989:f803]
-[UINavigationController setUsername:]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0x68abf60 2012-03-15 14:19:27.306
StoryboardAssistance[30989:f803] *** Terminating app due to uncaught
exception 'NSInvalidArgumentException', reason:
'-[UINavigationController setUsername:]: unrecognized selector sent to
instance 0x68abf60'
*** First throw call stack: (0x13c9022 0x155acd6 0x13cacbd 0x132fed0 0x132fcb2 0x28e6 0x43e4be 0xdb5ab 0x2974 0x13cae99 0x1614e 0x160e6
0xbcade 0xbcfa7 0xbc266 0x3b3c0 0x3b5e6 0x21dc4 0x15634 0x12b3ef5
0x139d195 0x1301ff2 0x13008da 0x12ffd84 0x12ffc9b 0x12b27d8 0x12b288a
0x13626 0x253d 0x24a5) terminate called throwing an exception(lldb)

Any suggestions?


Your segue's destination view controller is your Navigation Controller, not your Events Table View controller.

You can get the Events controller by accessing the Navigation controller's topViewController property.

Try this:

UINavigationController *navController = (UINavigationController*)[segue destinationViewController];
EventsTableViewController *eventsController = [navController topViewController];

NSString * username = [[NSString alloc] initWithFormat:@"%@", username_tf.text];
[eventsController setUsername:username];