agf119105 agf119105 - 6 months ago 101
Swift Question

Swift: using UIDatePicker as UITextField inputView not updating

I have a textfield and when it is selected a datepicker pops up instead of a keyboard, but it only updates with todays date the first time. The user changes the date, but the textfield does not continue to update. What is the problem?

This is how I call the Datepicker and control the date being inputted into my textfield:

@IBAction func dp(sender: UITextField) {
var DatePickerView : UIDatePicker = UIDatePicker()
DatePickerView.datePickerMode = UIDatePickerMode.Date
textfieldjobdate.inputView = DatePickerView
DatePickerView.addTarget(self, action: Selector("handleDatePicker"), forControlEvents: UIControlEvents.ValueChanged)
}

func handleDatePicker() {
var DatePickerView : UIDatePicker = UIDatePicker()
var dateFormatter = NSDateFormatter()
dateFormatter.dateFormat = "dd MMM yyyy"
textfieldjobdate.text = dateFormatter.stringFromDate(DatePickerView.date)
}

Answer

Your handleDatePicker method is instantiating a new DatePicker each time it's called. You need to add a parameter to the function to pass in the sender (the DatePicker created in func dp)

@IBAction func dp(sender: UITextField) {
    let datePickerView  : UIDatePicker = UIDatePicker()
    datePickerView.datePickerMode = UIDatePickerMode.Date
    sender.inputView = datePickerView
    datePickerView.addTarget(self, action: Selector("handleDatePicker:"), forControlEvents: UIControlEvents.ValueChanged)
}

func handleDatePicker(sender: UIDatePicker) {
    let dateFormatter = NSDateFormatter()
    dateFormatter.dateFormat = "dd MMM yyyy"
    textfieldjobdate.text = dateFormatter.stringFromDate(sender.date)
}