user3110353 user3110353 - 1 year ago 925
Swift Question

iOS Swift viewForHeaderInSection Not being Called

I have a UITableview I am trying to add a

onto my

However the viewForHeaderInSection is not being called, but I see the titleForHeaderInSection is being called or is shown. I also tried using a custom cell header for this and it also does not work.

I have no idea what I am doing wrong.

override func viewDidLoad() {

self.title = "Groceries"

tableView.registerNib(UINib(nibName: "TransactionSpecifiedCategoriesTableViewCell", bundle: nil), forCellReuseIdentifier: "TransactionSpecifiedCategoriesTableViewCell")
tableView.registerNib(UINib(nibName: "TransactionSpecifiedCategoriesHeaderViewCell", bundle: nil), forHeaderFooterViewReuseIdentifier: "TransactionSpecifiedCategoriesHeaderViewCell")
tableView.tableFooterView = UIView(frame: CGRectMake(0, 0, 0, 0))

func tableView(tableView: UITableView, viewForHeaderInSection section: Int) -> UIView? {

let footerView = UIView(frame: CGRectMake(0, 0, tableView.frame.size.width, 100))

footerView.backgroundColor = UIColor.blackColor()

return footerView

//let header: UITableViewHeaderFooterView = view as UITableViewHeaderFooterView
//var headerView = UIView(frame: CGRectMake(0, 0, 100, 320))
//headerView.backgroundColor = UIColor.blackColor()
//return headerView

func tableView(tableView: UITableView, heightForHeaderInSection section: Int) -> CGFloat {
return 200.0

func tableView(tableView: UITableView, titleForHeaderInSection section: Int) -> String? {
return "First section header title"

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Answer Source

The viewForHeaderInSection method belongs to the UITableViewDelegate Protocol. You therefore must set the delegate of your table view to your view controller in order to get this callback. You probably did just set the tableview's dataSource as your other methods are called.

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