tpdietz tpdietz - 1 year ago 116
iOS Question

Detecting touch inside UITableViewCell subview

I am unclear where I should add the UIGestureRecognizer code to corresponding subviews of a UITableViewCell. I have read all the related questions I could find. Right now my cells and cell's subviewsare generated inside of cellForRowAtIndexPath. I have tried to add the Gesture inside of cellForRowAtIndexPath with this:

UITapGestureRecognizer* tapGesture = [[UITapGestureRecognizer alloc] initWithTarget:self action:@selector(handleTap:)];
[mySubview addGestureRecognizer:tapGesture];
tapGesture.cancelsTouchesInView = YES;
tapGesture.delegate = self;

However, this detects nothing. To verify my UIGesture recognizer is working I have used the above code on the tableView itself, and it does register touches as expected. Furthermore, when the tableView has the above gesture attached the below code is also being called as expected:

-(BOOL) gestureRecognizer:(UITapGestureRecognizer *)gestureRecognizer shouldReceiveTouch:(UITouch *)touch
return YES;

- (BOOL)gestureRecognizer:(UITapGestureRecognizer *)gestureRecognizer shouldRecognizeSimultaneouslyWithGestureRecognizer:(UITapGestureRecognizer *)otherGestureRecognizer
return YES;

I have tried to remove the GestureRecognizer from the tableView and inside of cellForRowAtIndexPath I have tried to attach the GestureRecognizer to the cell itself, any of its subviews, nothing else gets a touch detected. (None of the above code is triggered)

Clearly I am adding the GestureRecognizer incorrectly. Where/When would be an appropriate location/time to add the GestureRecognizer?

Thank you.

Answer Source

I've done similar thing, but it was UILongPressGestureRecognizer. I think there is no big difference (because all touches are received by UITableView). I've added gesture recognizer in controllers viewDidLoad method (NOT IN cell).

- (void) tableViewLongPress:(UILongPressGestureRecognizer *)gestureRecognizer {
    CGPoint p = [gestureRecognizer locationInView:self.messageTableView];

    NSIndexPath *indexPath = [self.messageTableView indexPathForRowAtPoint:p];
    if (indexPath == nil)
        NSLog(@"long press on table view but not on a row");
    else {
        UITableViewCell *cell = [self.messageTableView cellForRowAtIndexPath:indexPath];
        CGPoint pointInCell = [cell convertPoint:p fromView:self.messageTableView];

You can change Long press to regular one and try it yourself

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