Achintya Gupta Achintya Gupta - 3 months ago 7x
iOS Question

How to instantiate a ViewController from a didSelectItemAtIndexPath of a custom CollectionViewController which is a part of a tableViewCell

I want to instantiate a

from a custom
(conforming to
) class which has a custom CollectionView embedded in it.The segue needs to be performed when a particular section of the CollectionView is selected. Already tried using protocols doesnt work!

my custom TableView class :-
import UIKit

protocol transferDelegate{

func transfer(_: Int)


class ParentTableViewCell: UITableViewCell, UICollectionViewDelegate, UICollectionViewDataSource{

@IBOutlet weak var parentCellHeader: UIView!

@IBOutlet weak var feedPostUsername: UILabel!

@IBOutlet weak var feedPostUserDetails: UILabel!

@IBOutlet weak var feedPostDescription: UILabel!

@IBOutlet weak var feedPicturesCollectionView: UICollectionView!

@IBOutlet weak var feedUserProfilePictures: CustomProfilepicture!

var transferingDelegate : transferDelegate?

override func awakeFromNib() {


feedPicturesCollectionView.dataSource = self
feedPicturesCollectionView.delegate = self
feedPicturesCollectionView.pagingEnabled = true
feedPicturesCollectionView.backgroundColor = UIColor.clearColor()


override init(style: UITableViewCellStyle, reuseIdentifier: String?) {
super.init(style: style, reuseIdentifier: reuseIdentifier)


required init?(coder aDecoder: NSCoder) {
super.init(coder: aDecoder)


func numberOfSectionsInCollectionView(collectionView: UICollectionView) -> Int {

return 1


func collectionView(collectionView: UICollectionView, numberOfItemsInSection section: Int) -> Int {

return 10


func collectionView(collectionView: UICollectionView, cellForItemAtIndexPath indexPath: NSIndexPath) ->
UICollectionViewCell {

let cell = feedPicturesCollectionView.dequeueReusableCellWithReuseIdentifier("FeedPicturesCell", forIndexPath: indexPath) as! FeedPhotosCell


case 0 : cell.feedImages.image = UIImage(named: "defaultProfilePic")

case 1 : cell.feedImages.image = UIImage(named: "image1")

case 2 : cell.feedImages.image = UIImage(named: "image2")

case 3 : cell.feedImages.image = UIImage(named: "image3")

default : cell.feedImages.image = UIImage(named: "defaultProfilePic")


return cell


func collectionView(collectionView: UICollectionView, didSelectItemAtIndexPath indexPath: NSIndexPath) {





my viewController class : -

import UIKit

class ViewController: UIViewController , UITableViewDelegate, UITableViewDataSource,transferDelegate{

var xibName : String = "HomepageFeedCellHeader"

var lords : [String] = ["name1","name2","name3"]

var que : [String] = ["--","red","blue"]

var desc : [String] = ["abcE","defn","ghi"]

var menProfilePictures : [UIImage] = [UIImage(named: "image1")!,UIImage(named: "image2")!,UIImage(named: "image3")!]

@IBOutlet weak var parentTableView: UITableView!

var a : ParentTableViewCell = ParentTableViewCell()

override func viewDidLoad() {


parentTableView.delegate = self
parentTableView.dataSource = self

// Do any additional setup after loading the view, typically from a nib.

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

func tableView(tableView: UITableView, cellForRowAtIndexPath indexPath: NSIndexPath) -> UITableViewCell {
let cell = parentTableView.dequeueReusableCellWithIdentifier("ParentCell", forIndexPath: indexPath) as! ParentTableViewCell
a.transferingDelegate = self
cell.feedPostUsername.text = lords[indexPath.row]
cell.feedPostUserDetails.text = queens[indexPath.row]
cell.feedPostDescription.text = desc[indexPath.row]
cell.feedUserProfilePictures.image = menProfilePictures[indexPath.row]

return cell

func transfer(itemNo : Int) {

print("call recieved in viewController from item \(itemNo)")




Your didSelectItemAtIndexPath problem is solved. This is the answer of your second issue that you are mention in comment. You can not assign the image the imageView, if it is not in the navigation hierarchy. Your problem is that you detailImage is nil because this ViewController is not loaded in the window hierarchy. To solve your problem just do like this

imagePopOverScene?.selImage =  menProfilePictures[itemNo]

Now declare selImage in your imagePopOverScene like this

var selImage: UIImage!

Also add follwing line in your viewDidLoad of imagePopOverSceneVC

self.detailImage.image = self.selImage

This will solve your problem