HMasood HMasood - 2 months ago 5x
Swift Question

Button not enabling/disabling when textfield has integer in it

I am trying to activate a "convert" button once a user has inputted an integer value into a textfield labeled "Fahrenheit." I am having trouble gettting the text field to activate once integers are typed in the text field. Please see my code below for reference

override func viewDidLoad() {
Convert.enabled = false
Fahrenheit.delegate = self
Fahrenheit.keyboardType = .DecimalPad

if Int(Fahrenheit.text!) != nil{
Convert.enabled = true
Convert.enabled = false



You can implement textField(textField:shouldChangeCharactersInRange:replacementString:) from UITextFieldDelegate protocol and check if textField contains any text:

func textField(textField: UITextField, shouldChangeCharactersInRange range: NSRange, replacementString string: String) -> Bool {
  let currentText = NSString(string: textField.text ?? "")
  let newText = currentText.stringByReplacingCharactersInRange(range, withString: string)

  convertButton.enabled = !newText.isEmpty
  return true

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Alternatively, if you are sure that the user won't press the button when text field is the first responder, you can do the above check in textFieldDidEndEditing(textField:) as well:

func textFieldDidEndEditing(textField: UITextField) {
  convertButton.enabled = textField.text?.isEmpty ?? false

You can play around the test project I created.