andershqst andershqst - 1 year ago 145
iOS Question

UIGestureRecognizer blocks subview for handling touch events

I'm trying to figure out how this is done the right way. I've tried to depict the situation:
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I'm adding a UITableView as a subview of a UIView. The UIView responds to a tap- and pinchGestureRecognizer, but when doing so, the tableview stops reacting to those two gestures (it still reacts to swipes).

I've made it work with the following code, but it's obviously not a nice solution and I'm sure there is a better way. This is put in the UIView (the superview):

-(UIView *)hitTest:(CGPoint)point withEvent:(UIEvent *)event {
if([super hitTest:point withEvent:event] == self) {
for (id gesture in self.gestureRecognizers) {
[gesture setEnabled:YES];
return self;
for (id gesture in self.gestureRecognizers) {
[gesture setEnabled:NO];
return [self.subviews lastObject];

Answer Source

I had a very similar problem and found my solution in this SO question. In summary, set yourself as the delegate for your UIGestureRecognizer and then check the targeted view before allowing your recognizer to process the touch. The relevant delegate method is:

- (BOOL)gestureRecognizer:(UIGestureRecognizer *)gestureRecognizer
       shouldReceiveTouch:(UITouch *)touch
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