Azhar Azhar - 6 months ago 108
Objective-C Question

How to stop the Observer in NSNotification to called twice?

I have an observer of

NSNotification
which is called twice. I do not know what to do with it.

I googled it but no solution found.

[[NSNotificationCenter defaultCenter] addObserver:self
selector:@selector(connectedToServer:) name:@"ConnectedToServer" object:nil];

- (void)connectedToServer:(NSNotification*)notification {

[[NSNotificationCenter defaultCenter] postNotificationName:@"SendMessageToServer" object:message];
}

Answer

Solution 1: The first thing is to check if the notification itself is posted twice.

Solution 2: Even if the notification is posted only once, the action will be called as many times you've added the observer for the notification (no matter the notification is same or not). For example, the following two lines will register the observer(self) for the same notification(aSelector) twice.

[[NSNotificationCenter defaultCenter] addObserver:self selector:aSelector name:aName object:nil];
[[NSNotificationCenter defaultCenter] addObserver:self selector:aSelector name:aName object:nil];

You have to find where you are adding observer for the second time, and remove it. And also make sure that the code where you are add the observer is not called twice.

Solution 3: If you are not sure whether you have already added the observer or not, you can simply do the following. This will make sure that the observer is added only once.

[[NSNotificationCenter defaultCenter] removeObserver:self name:aName object:nil];
[[NSNotificationCenter defaultCenter] addObserver:self selector:aSelector name:aName object:nil];