Jacob Relkin Jacob Relkin - 1 year ago 366
Objective-C Question

UIBarButtonItem: target-action not working?

I've got a custom view inside of a

, set by calling
My bar button item renders fine, but when I tap it, it doesn't invoke the action on my target object.

Here's my code:

UIImageView *imageView = [[UIImageView alloc] initWithImage:[UIImage imageNamed:@"someImage.png"]];
UIBarButtonItem *bbItem = [[UIBarButtonItem alloc] initWithCustomView:imageView];
self.navigationItem.leftBarButtonItem = bbItem;
[imageView release];
[bbItem setTarget:self];
[bbItem setAction:@selector(deselectAll)];

Answer Source

I do not think the target and action of the UIBarButtonItem apply to custom views. Try using a UIButton instead of UIImageView and applying the target and action to the button.

Sample code in Swift:

let button  = UIButton(type: .Custom)
if let image = UIImage(named:"icon-menu.png") {
    button.setImage(image, forState: .Normal)
button.frame = CGRectMake(0.0, 0.0, 30.0, 30.0)
button.addTarget(self, action: #selector(MyClass.myMethod), forControlEvents: .TouchUpInside)
let barButton = UIBarButtonItem(customView: button)
navigationItem.leftBarButtonItem = barButton
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