Damien Gavard Damien Gavard - 1 year ago 126
Swift Question

Xcode UI test : Accessibility query fail on UITableViewCell

The issue

Using Xcode UI test, I can not query the cells in a UITableView


The UITableView

The UITableView contains 3 cells :

import UIKit

@objc class DumpTable: UITableViewController {
var objects: [NSDate] = [NSDate]()

override func viewDidLoad() {


tableView.isAccessibilityElement = true
tableView.accessibilityLabel = "Thetable"
tableView.accessibilityIdentifier = "Thetable"

override func numberOfSectionsInTableView(tableView: UITableView) -> Int {
return 1

override func tableView(tableView: UITableView, numberOfRowsInSection section: Int) -> Int {
return objects.count

override func tableView(tableView: UITableView, cellForRowAtIndexPath indexPath: NSIndexPath) -> UITableViewCell {
let cell = UITableViewCell()

let object = objects[indexPath.row]
cell.textLabel!.text = object.description

cell.isAccessibilityElement = true
cell.accessibilityLabel = "Thecell"
cell.accessibilityIdentifier = "Thecell"

return cell

The test

The test is really simple.

Given a UITableView with 3 cells, I'm trying to assert there are any cells available :

XCTAssertTrue(XCUIApplication().tables["Thetable"].cells.count > 0)

It will then fail on the 2 assertions :

Assertion Failure: XCTAssertTrue failed -
/Users/damiengavard/Desktop/Table/TableUITests/TableUITests.swift:33: error: -[TableUITests.TableUITests testExample] : XCTAssertTrue failed -

How to reproduce


Simply execute Cmd+U

Answer Source

I found the answer here. In order to make the UITableViewCell accessible, the containing UITableView cannot be accessible itself.

So, you just need to remove these lines:

tableView.isAccessibilityElement = true
tableView.accessibilityLabel = "Thetable"
tableView.accessibilityIdentifier = "Thetable"
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