Tyler Tyler - 3 months ago 14
iOS Question

outlets in UIViewController nil in viewdidload

I have a UIViewController with an outlet for a tableView

@IBOutlet weak var tableView: UITableView!


When I try to access the tableView variable in
viewDidload
it's throwing an error saying tableView is
nil
.

Everything seems to be set up in the interface builder. The class for File's Owner is set to my custom class and the tableView outlet is set as well. What could be going wrong here, why is tableView variable still nil even inside viewDidLoad?

Answer

Did you type out that outlet code without creating a link?

If you did that would be your problem. Go back to your Storyboard, switch to assistant editor mode and CTRL + Drag from the UITableView to @IBOutlet weak var tableView: UITableView!

Ensure you're got a FILLED IN circle to the left of your var similar to this. Filled in circle