KChockey KChockey - 1 month ago 13
Swift Question

Perform segue after UIAlertController is dismissed

I've had similar problems in the past with

UIAlertController
in the sense that there's always a lag on the UI thread after the
UIAlertController
is dismissed.

My problem right now is that I want to perform a segue if the user clicks on the "Okay"
UIAlertAction
and nothing happens if "Cancel"
UIAlertAction
is pressed.

This is my code:

// create the uialertcontroller to display
let alert = UIAlertController(title: "Do you need help?",
message: "Would you like to look for a consultant?",
preferredStyle: .alert)
// add buttons
let okay = UIAlertAction(title: "Yes, please.", style: .default, handler: {_ in
self.performSegue(withIdentifier: "segue", sender: nil)
})
let no = UIAlertAction(title: "No, I'm okay.", style: .cancel, handler: nil)
alert.addAction(okay)
alert.addAction(no)
self.present(alert, animated: true, completion: nil)


What is currently happening is when I tap "Okay" the segue is performing, but I can only see the last moments of the transition (i.e the animation starts while the
UIAlertController
is being dismissed).

How do I make the segue start once the
UIAlertController
is dismissed?

Note - I prefer not solving this in a hacky method like performing the segue after a fixed delay if there's another way.

Thanks!

Answer

The problem is in this code:

let okay = UIAlertAction(title: "Yes, please.", style: .default, handler: {_ in
    self.performSegue(withIdentifier: "segue", sender: nil)
})

The handler: is not a completion handler. It runs before the alert is (automatically) dismissed. Thus, you are starting the segue while the alert is still present.

If you prefer not to use delay (though I see nothing wrong with that approach), what I would try is this:

let okay = UIAlertAction(title: "Yes, please.", style: .default, handler: {_ in
    CATransaction.setCompletionBlock({
        self.performSegue(withIdentifier: "segue", sender: nil)
    })
})