snapchatdotcom snapchatdotcom - 1 year ago 139
Swift Question

addTarget to UIButton programmatically gives me 'unrecognized selector sent to class'

I'm trying to learn how to create button target actions, however, when I press the button, I get those LLDB errors and I get told that it was an 'unrecognized selector sent to class'.

Where am I going wrong here?


let phoneIcon: UIButton = {
let iv = UIImageView()

iv.translatesAutoresizingMaskIntoConstraints = false
iv.image = UIImage(named: "Phone3")?.imageWithRenderingMode(.AlwaysTemplate)

let phoneBtn = UIButton(type: .Custom)

phoneBtn.addTarget(CallButton.self, action: #selector(CallButton.buttonPressed(_:)), forControlEvents: .TouchDown)
phoneBtn.addTarget(CallButton.self, action: #selector(CallButton.buttonReleased(_:)), forControlEvents: .TouchUpInside)

phoneBtn.translatesAutoresizingMaskIntoConstraints = false
phoneBtn.setImage(iv.image!, forState: .Normal)
phoneBtn.tintColor = UIColor(r: 224, g: 224, b: 224)

return phoneBtn


Here's the CallButton class where I call for buttonPressed and buttonReleased.

class CallButton: UIControl {

func buttonPressed(sender: AnyObject?) {
func buttonReleased(sender: AnyObject?) {
print("Let go")


Answer Source

You are setting the class itself, not an instance, as the target of the action.

Therefore, the method you set as the action should be implemented as a class method, not an instance method:

class func buttonPressed(sender: AnyObject?) {
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