QuantumHoneybees QuantumHoneybees - 2 years ago 153
iOS Question

How do I get the default cell separator color? Also, how do I set separator color per cell?

I want to add a cell in the bottom that shows only if the app is loading more results when the user scrolls to the bottom of a tableview. I already did that. The problem is that it's a cell. So when I scroll down even further, the separator shows that it's just another cell in the table. I want to hide that. I have to change that cell's separator color, how do I do that to a particular cell? Also, Where/when do i do that?

I realize that if I change that cell's color (let's say it's #5), when I get the results and load them in, won't that also result in cell #5 still having an invisible separator? So how do I set it back to the default color? More particularly how do I get the default color for a tableviewcellseparator programmatically?


Answer Source

Here's a simple trick: you have to add en empty UIView inside your UITableView in Storyboard. The set the height = 0.

The last separator of the UITableView magically disappears.

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You will also need to edit your cellForRowAtIndexPath: like this:

- (UITableViewCell *)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView cellForRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath{
    UITableViewCell *cell = [tableView dequeueReusableCellWithIdentifier:@"identifier"];

    if (indexPath.row == [self tableView:tableView numberOfRowsInSection:[self numberOfSectionsInTableView:tableView]-1]-1) {
        //this is the last cell
        cell.separatorInset = UIEdgeInsetsMake(0, cell.bounds.size.width, 0, 0);
    } else {
        cell.separatorInset = UIEdgeInsetsMake(0, 0, cell.bounds.size.width, 0);
    return cell;
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