flouwer flouwer - 1 year ago 82
iOS Question

tab bar click delegate

I have two view controllers (FirstViewController and SecondViewController) and a Tab Bar Controller and I'm using Storyboards. In the FirstViewController user can drag and drop an imageview. So every time a user clicks on the second TabBarItem which displays the SecondViewController I would like to check if the user has dropped the image or not every time she clicks the TabBarItem.

So I understand that this can be done with

and with its method
-(void)tabBar:(UITabBar *)tabBar didSelectItem:(UITabBarItem *)item
. But I'm doing something wrong because the method isn't called and I believe this is because I can't set the delegate properly. So I want the SecondViewController to be the delegate for TabBarController.

So in my
I have the following

@interface SecondViewController : UIViewController<UITabBarDelegate>

And in
I have

-(void)tabBar:(UITabBar *)tabBar didSelectItem:(UITabBarItem *)item {
NSLog(@"%@", item);


- (void)viewDidLoad
[super viewDidLoad];
self.tabBarController.delegate = self;

But nothing happens and when setting the delegate I also get a compiler warning: Assigning to 'id' from incompatible type 'SecondViewController *const __strong'

Please be gentle with me, this is my first app and the first time I'm trying to use delegates.

Answer Source

Add the following code to any of the view controllers

UITabBarController *tabBarController = (UITabBarController*)[UIApplication sharedApplication].keyWindow.rootViewController ;

    [tabBarController setDelegate:self];

// add any delegates methods to your class

-(void)tabBarController:(UITabBarController *)tabBarController didSelectViewController:(UIViewController *)viewController {
    NSLog(@"%@", tabBarController);
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