Matthew Drill Matthew Drill - 1 year ago 44
iOS Question

Why is my UITextView not showing in my Swift/iOS app's custom table cell?

My custom tableview cell has a label and textview. When I run the app I only see the label and not the textview.

Here is my View

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Here is my ViewController:

class PostTableViewCell: UITableViewCell {
@IBOutlet weak var authorAndTimeLabel: UILabel!
@IBOutlet weak var textTextView: UITextView!

class WallViewController: UIViewController, UITableViewDataSource, UITableViewDelegate {

@IBOutlet weak var postTableView: UITableView!

func tableView(_ tableView: UITableView, numberOfRowsInSection section: Int) -> Int {
return 5

func tableView(_ tableView: UITableView, cellForRowAt indexPath: IndexPath) -> UITableViewCell {
let cell = tableView.dequeueReusableCell(withIdentifier: "postcell", for: indexPath) as! PostTableViewCell
cell.authorAndTimeLabel?.text = "foo"
cell.textTextView?.text = "bar"

return cell

Here is what I see when I run the app:

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I have the classes set correctly in the interface builder and all the outlets are correct.

Here are the textViews constraints

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It's showing position, size, and scrollable content size are ambiguous for the textview and position is ambiguous for the label, but I don't understand why since I set constraints for all four sides of the textview and constraints for the top left corner of the label. Shouldn't that be enough?

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Why is the TextView not showing?

How do I get it to show with a paragraph of text?

Tan Tan
Answer Source

first fixed your textView width fixed (i.e 100 or 150)

add protocol :


at cellForRow at IndexPath mehod add

  cell.textviewDemo.delegate = self

add the delegate method to end editing when press return

 func textView(_ textView: UITextView, shouldChangeTextIn range: NSRange, replacementText text: String) -> Bool {
    if (text == "\n")

        return false;
    return true
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