Rut Rut - 4 months ago 42
iOS Question

Program crashes at dequeueReusableCellWithIdentifier:

I have a program in which there is a tableViewController which has 1 section and 3 rows. Whenever I run the app, it always crashes at

method. I inserted a breakpoint and
to zero in the this method. I also set the
Cell Identifier
of the prototype cell in storyboard to
. But the program still crashes. Here's an method that is causing the problem:

- (UITableViewCell *)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView cellForRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath
NSLog(@"indexPath.section = %d, indexPath.row = %d", indexPath.section, indexPath.row);
static NSString *CellIdentifier = @"Cell";
UITableViewCell *cell = [tableView dequeueReusableCellWithIdentifier:CellIdentifier forIndexPath:indexPath];

if (cell == nil)
NSLog(@"in nil");
cell = [[UITableViewCell alloc] initWithStyle:UITableViewCellStyleSubtitle reuseIdentifier:CellIdentifier];

return cell;

The crash log reads:

MyAppTake4[7463:707] indexPath.section = 0, indexPath.row = 0
2012-11-05 23:21:20.747 MyCardAppTake4[7463:707] -[UITableView dequeueReusableCellWithIdentifier:forIndexPath:]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0xfbc9000
2012-11-05 23:21:20.753 MyCardAppTake4[7463:707] *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInvalidArgumentException', reason: '-[UITableView dequeueReusableCellWithIdentifier:forIndexPath:]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0xfbc9000'
*** First throw call stack:
(0x3254788f 0x3459d259 0x3254aa9b 0x32549915 0x324a4650 0x7e2f7 0x31fceefb 0x31fcdfd9 0x31fcd763 0x31f71f15 0x324a61fb 0x3420aaa5 0x3420a6bd 0x3420e843 0x3420e57f 0x342064b9 0x3251bb1b 0x32519d57 0x3251a0b1 0x3249d4a5 0x3249d36d 0x315f4439 0x31f9ccd5 0x7d9f9 0x7d994)
terminate called throwing an exception(lldb)

I am interested in identifying the exact cause of error so that I do not make this mistake again.

Thanks for your help.


Thats because [tableView dequeueReusableCellWithIdentifier:CellIdentifier forIndexPath:indexPath]; was added in iOS 6 but not recognized by iOS 5. For iOS 5 compatibility use below method instead:

UITableViewCell *cell = [tableView dequeueReusableCellWithIdentifier:CellIdentifier];