Andrew Harris Andrew Harris - 5 months ago 37x
Swift Question

How to perform a segue with a swipe right gesture

I want to perform a segue by having a swipe right gesture.

showing a finger scrolling at the edge of the cell

What's the best practice?


I am realizing a segue with a "left to right swipe" with a custom segue and a swipe gesture recognizer.

You need to create a new .swift file and use the segue as class at the interface builder properties.

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//  Created by David Seek on 25.04.16.
//  Copyright © 2016 David Seek. All rights reserved.

import UIKit

class fromLeftToRightSegue: UIStoryboardSegue {
    override func perform() {

        let firstVC = self.sourceViewController.view as UIView!
        let secondVC = self.destinationViewController.view as UIView!

        let screenWidth = UIScreen.mainScreen().bounds.size.width
        let screenHeight = UIScreen.mainScreen().bounds.size.height

        secondVC.frame = CGRectMake(-screenWidth, 0, screenWidth, screenHeight)

        let window = UIApplication.sharedApplication().keyWindow
        window?.insertSubview(secondVC, aboveSubview: firstVC)

        // Animate the transition.
        UIView.animateWithDuration(0.3, animations: { () -> Void in // set animation duration

            firstVC.frame = CGRectOffset(firstVC.frame, 0.0, 0.0) // old screen stay

            secondVC.frame = CGRectOffset(secondVC.frame, screenWidth, 0.0) // new screen strave from left to right

        }) { (Finished) -> Void in
            self.sourceViewController.presentViewController(self.destinationViewController as UIViewController,
                                                            animated: false,
                                                            completion: nil)


Swipe Gesture Recognizer also needs to be entered into a new .swift file:

import Foundation
import UIKit

//  UISwipeGestureRecognizer.h
//  UIKit
//  Copyright (c) 2009-2015 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.

// Recognizes: when numberOfTouchesRequired have moved mostly in the specified direction, enough to be considered a swipe.
//             a slow swipe requires high directional precision but a small distance
//             a fast swipe requires low directional precision but a large distance

// Touch Location Behaviors:
//     locationInView:         location where the swipe began. this is the centroid if more than one touch was involved
//     locationOfTouch:inView: location of a particular touch when the swipe began

public struct UISwipeGestureRecognizerDirection : OptionSetType {
    public init(rawValue: UInt)

    public static var Right: UISwipeGestureRecognizerDirection { get }
    public static var Left: UISwipeGestureRecognizerDirection { get }
    public static var Up: UISwipeGestureRecognizerDirection { get }
    public static var Down: UISwipeGestureRecognizerDirection { get }

@available(iOS 3.2, *)
public class UISwipeGestureRecognizer : UIGestureRecognizer {

    public var numberOfTouchesRequired: Int // default is 1. the number of fingers that must swipe
    public var direction: UISwipeGestureRecognizerDirection // default is UISwipeGestureRecognizerDirectionRight. the desired direction of the swipe. multiple directions may be specified if they will result in the same behavior (for example, UITableView swipe delete)

Called inside your desired ViewController.swift by:

private var swipeGestureRecognizer: UISwipeGestureRecognizer?

override func viewDidLoad() {
    swipeGestureRecognizer = MySwipeGestureRecognizer(target: self, swipeLeftSegue: "yourSwipeLeftSegue", swipeRightSeque: "yourSwipeRightSegue")

override func prepareForSegue(segue: UIStoryboardSegue, sender: AnyObject?) {
    if segue.identifier == "yourSwipeLeftSegue" {
        //your code

Hope this works for you, if you have any questions, let me know.