Floyd Resler Floyd Resler - 1 year ago 144
Swift Question

iOS Swift UIWebView Link Coordinates

I need to get the coordinates of a link tapped on in a UIWebView. I tried using TapGestureRecognizer but it doesn't trigger when the link is tapped. I thought I might be able to get the coordinates from Javascript via stringByEvaluatingJavaScriptFromString and I couldn't get that to work either. How can I accomplish this?

Answer Source

A Swift equivalent of this answer: How to detect touch on UIWebView.

import UIKit

class ViewController: UIViewController, UIGestureRecognizerDelegate {

    let myWebView = UIWebView()

    override func viewDidLoad() {

        myWebView.frame = self.view.frame
        myWebView.loadRequest(NSURLRequest(URL: NSURL(string: "https://stackoverflow.com")!))

        let webViewTapped = UITapGestureRecognizer(target: self, action: "tapAction:")
        webViewTapped.numberOfTouchesRequired = 1
        webViewTapped.delegate = self

    func gestureRecognizer(gestureRecognizer: UIGestureRecognizer, shouldRecognizeSimultaneouslyWithGestureRecognizer otherGestureRecognizer: UIGestureRecognizer) -> Bool {
        return true

    func tapAction(sender: UIGestureRecognizer) {
        let point = sender.locationInView(self.view)
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