William Robinson William Robinson - 5 months ago 32x
Swift Question

Label Outlet On Custom UICollectionViewCell In Swift Causing Optional.None Crash

I have a collectionViewController that I want to display a bunch of custom UICollectionViewCells with some labels on them. Unfortunately whenever I try and access the custom UICollectionViewCell's label it causes a crash with:


fatal error: Can't unwrap Optional.None


Thread1: EXC_BAD_INSTRUCTION(code=EXC_1386_INVOP, subcode=0x0)

I'm trying to access the label like so:

cell.name.text = names[indexPath!.item]

Perhaps this comes from my outlet label being nil? But looking around for answers nothing has worked, and because I'm not really sure what the issue is adding ?/! in my code isn't really helping.


class ScrambledTextCollectionViewController: UICollectionViewController {

var names: String[] = ["Anna", "Alex", "Brian", "Jack"]

override func viewDidLoad() {

// Register cell classes
self.collectionView.registerClass(MyCustomCollectionViewCell.self, forCellWithReuseIdentifier: reuseIdentifier)


override func numberOfSectionsInCollectionView(collectionView: UICollectionView?) -> Int {
return 1

override func collectionView(collectionView: UICollectionView?, numberOfItemsInSection section: Int) -> Int {
return names.count

override func collectionView(collectionView: UICollectionView?, cellForItemAtIndexPath indexPath: NSIndexPath?) -> UICollectionViewCell? {
var cell = collectionView?.dequeueReusableCellWithReuseIdentifier("Cell", forIndexPath: indexPath) as MyCustomCollectionViewCell

cell.name.text = names[indexPath!.item]

return cell


class MyCustomCollectionViewCell: UICollectionViewCell {

@IBOutlet var name: UILabel
init(frame: CGRect) {
super.init(frame: frame)


Found the answer here

Remove, self.collectionView.registerClass(MyCustomCollectionViewCell.self, forCellWithReuseIdentifier: reuseIdentifier)

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