Julius Julius - 7 months ago 74
Swift Question

Trying to override "selected" in UICollectionViewCell Swift for custom selection state

I am trying to implement a custom selection style for my cells in a UICollectionView. Even though it is easily possible to do this manually in the didSelect and didDeSelect methods I would like to achieve this by manipulating the "selected" variable in UICollectionViewCell.

I have this code for it:

override var selected: Bool {
get {
return super.selected
}
set {
if newValue {
self.imageView.alpha = 0.5
println("selected")
} else if newValue == false {
self.imageView.alpha = 1.0
println("deselected")
}
}
}


Now, when I select a cell, the cell gets highlighted but "selected" gets printed twice and the deselection does not work (even though both UICollectionView methods are implemented).

How would I go about this? Thanks!

Answer

Figured it out by stepping into code. The problem was that the super.selected wasn't being modified. So I changed the code to this:

override var selected: Bool {
    get {
        return super.selected
    }
    set {
        if newValue {
            super.selected = true
            self.imageView.alpha = 0.5
            println("selected")
        } else if newValue == false {
            super.selected = false
            self.imageView.alpha = 1.0
            println("deselected")
        }
    }
}

Now it's working.

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