soapbar soapbar - 3 months ago 12x
iOS Question

The custom UITableViewCell can not set the selected background color

I have a subclass of UITableViewCell. It adds a few extra elements to the base view (via xib) ,

but It can not take effect.

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cell.selectionStyle = UITableViewCellSelectionStyleBlue;

The above two kinds of Settings are unable to take effect.

cell.selectionStyle = UITableViewCellSelectionStyleNone;

cell.selectionStyle = UITableViewCellSelectionStyleGray;

Two other background style can take effect. I am very confused.


This is not an iOS mistake. There's no more blue selection style since iOS 7. The only selection styles provided are UITableViewCellSelectionStyleNone and UITableViewCellSelectionStyleGray.

From UITabieViewCell Class Reference:


The cell has a default background color when selected.

In iOS 7, the selection color is no longer blue. Use UITableViewCellSelectionStyleDefault instead.

Available in iOS 2.0 and later.

If you want, you can set your own custom selection background by setting the selectedBackgroundView property of UITableViewCell.