Dave Dave - 3 months ago 16
iOS Question

UIImagePickerController not presenting in iOS 8

Is anyone else having an issue with

in iOS 8? The method below works perfectly well in iOS 7 on an iPad, but I get the following error when I run this in XCode 6 (Beta 3 or 4) when I try to present the picker (last line). If it matters, the selection of the sourceType is coming from an alertView that is presented in the same place.

Warning: Attempt to present <UIImagePickerController: 0x7c0ae400> on <CAGUCreateContactViewController: 0x7bf61a00> which is already presenting (null)

Method to open imagePicker.

- (void)openPhotoPicker:(UIImagePickerControllerSourceType)sourceType
if ([UIImagePickerController isSourceTypeAvailable:sourceType]) {
NSArray *availableMediaTypes = [UIImagePickerController availableMediaTypesForSourceType:sourceType];
if ([availableMediaTypes containsObject:(NSString *)kUTTypeImage]) {
UIImagePickerController *imagePickerController = [[UIImagePickerController alloc] init];
imagePickerController.modalPresentationStyle = UIModalPresentationFullScreen;
imagePickerController.sourceType = sourceType;
imagePickerController.mediaTypes = @[(NSString *)kUTTypeImage];
imagePickerController.delegate = self;

self.imagePickerController = imagePickerController;

if (sourceType == UIImagePickerControllerSourceTypeCamera) {
[self presentViewController:self.imagePickerController animated:YES completion:nil];
} else {
if (self.popoverVC) {
[self.popoverVC dismissPopoverAnimated:YES];
self.popoverVC = nil;

self.popoverVC = [[UIPopoverController alloc] initWithContentViewController:imagePickerController];
[self.popoverVC presentPopoverFromRect:self.nameAndPicCell.picture.frame inView:self.view permittedArrowDirections:UIPopoverArrowDirectionUp animated:YES];


I think this is because in iOS 8, alert views and action sheets are actually presented view controllers (UIAlertController). So, if you're presenting a new view controller in response to an action from the UIAlertView, it's being presented while the UIAlertController is being dismissed. I worked around this by delaying the presentation of the UIImagePickerController until the next iteration of the runloop, by doing this:

[[NSOperationQueue mainQueue] addOperationWithBlock:^{
    [self openPhotoPicker:sourceType];

However, the proper way to fix this is to use the new UIAlertController API on iOS 8 (i.e. use if ([UIAlertController class]) ... to test for it). This is just a workaround if you can't use the new API yet.