Confusion about initWithNavigationBarClass – how to use (new instanceType method)

 

Questions


This works great:

UINavigationController *nc =
    [[UINavigationController alloc]
    initWithNavigationBarClass:[GTScrollNavigationBar class]
    toolbarClass:[UIToolbar class]];
nc.viewControllers = @[firstPage];
self.window.rootViewController = nc;

but this does not work:

UINavigationController *nc =
    [[UINavigationController alloc]
    initWithNavigationBarClass:[GTScrollNavigationBar class]
    toolbarClass:[UIToolbar class]];
self.window.rootViewController = nc;
self.window.rootViewController.viewControllers = @[firstPage]; // ERROR

how can it be? Thanks

 

 

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Answer

self.window.rootViewController.viewControllers = @[firstPage];

does not compile because the rootViewController property of UIWindow is declared
as a (generic) UIViewController (which does not have a viewControllers property), and not as a UINavigationController.

The compiler does not “know” that the root view controller is actually a navigation
controller in your case.

So either you proceed as in your first code block, or you have to add an explicit cast:

((UINavigationController *)self.window.rootViewController).viewControllers = @[firstPage];

instancetype,ios,uinavigationcontroller

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