danutha danutha - 1 year ago 60
iOS Question

DidSelectRow method being disabled due to tapGestureRecognizer

Im working on a project in swift 3.0 and I have UIViewController as to fill up few text fields. Thus, I have used a table view as a drop down menu, where once a row is been selected it'll get assigned to a UILabel. In addition I have added a UITapGuestureRecognizer method to make sure the keypad hides once the screen is been tapped. Unfortunately because of this method my didSelectRow is not working,in fact once a row is been tapped the name won't get assigned to the UILable. But when I eliminate the UITapGusture method it works fine. How can I solve this issue ? The code as bellow.

import UIKit
import CoreData

class AddRecurringExpensesViewController: UIViewController, UITableViewDelegate, UITableViewDataSource {

@IBOutlet weak var selectCategoryLabel: UILabel!

@IBOutlet weak var expenseNameTextField: UITextField!
@IBOutlet weak var amountTextField: UITextField!
@IBOutlet weak var toTextField: UITextField!
@IBOutlet weak var fromTextField: UITextField!

@IBOutlet weak var recurringexpenseTypeTableView: UITableView!

@IBOutlet weak var fromDatePicker: UIDatePicker!
@IBOutlet weak var fromDatePickerView: UIView!

@IBOutlet weak var toDatePickerView: UIView!
@IBOutlet weak var toDatePicker: UIDatePicker!

var selectCategoryArray = ["Entertainment", "Food", "Membership", "Misc", "Purchase", "Subscription", "Transport", "Utility", "Other"]

override func viewDidLoad() {
self.fromDatePickerView.isHidden = true
self.toDatePickerView.isHidden = true
self.recurringexpenseTypeTableView.isHidden = true

let tap: UITapGestureRecognizer = UITapGestureRecognizer(target: self, action: #selector(AddRecurringExpensesViewController.dismissKeyboard))

func dismissKeyboard() {
//Causes the view (or one of its embedded text fields) to resign the first responder status.
func tableView(_ tableView: UITableView, numberOfRowsInSection section: Int) -> Int {
return selectCategoryArray.count

func tableView(_ tableView: UITableView, cellForRowAt indexPath: IndexPath) -> UITableViewCell {
let cell = UITableViewCell ()

cell.textLabel?.text = selectCategoryArray[indexPath.row]
return cell

func tableView(_ tableView: UITableView, didSelectRowAt indexPath: IndexPath) {

self.selectCategoryLabel.text = selectCategoryArray[indexPath.row]

print("selected row is \(selectCategoryLabel.text)")

self.recurringexpenseTypeTableView.isHidden = true
@IBAction func selectCategoryButtonPressed(_ sender: AnyObject) {
self.recurringexpenseTypeTableView.isHidden = false

@IBAction func fromDateButtonPressed(_ sender: AnyObject) {

self.fromDatePickerView.isHidden = false

@IBAction func fromDateAddedButtonPressed(_ sender: AnyObject) {
let dateFormatter = DateFormatter()
dateFormatter.dateFormat = "dd MMM yyyy"
fromTextField.text = dateFormatter.string(from:fromDatePicker.date)
self.fromDatePickerView.isHidden = true

@IBAction func toDateButtonPressed(_ sender: AnyObject) {
self.toDatePickerView.isHidden = false

@IBAction func toDateAddedButtonPressed(_ sender: AnyObject) {
let dateFormatter = DateFormatter ()
dateFormatter.dateFormat = "dd MMM yyyy"
toTextField.text = dateFormatter.string(from: toDatePicker.date)
self.toDatePickerView.isHidden = true

Answer Source

You are right,DidSelectRow method will be disabled due to tapGestureRecognizer。 you can try execute 'view.endEditing(true)'in 'touchsbegin',remember to rewrite super func.Don't use tapGestureRecognizer when UITableview exists.

 override func touchesBegan(_ touches: Set<UITouch>, with event: UIEvent?) {
        super.touchesBegan(touches, with: event)
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