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How do I pop two views at once from a navigation controller?

Posted by: admin November 30, 2017 Leave a comment

Questions:

I want to pop to the third view on the navigation stack back to the first view.

I know how to pop one view at once:

[self.navigationController popViewControllerAnimated:YES];

But how do I do two at once?

Thanks…

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You can try this to Jump between the navigation controller stack as well

NSMutableArray *allViewControllers = [NSMutableArray arrayWithArray:[self.navigationController viewControllers]];
for (UIViewController *aViewController in allViewControllers) {
    if ([aViewController isKindOfClass:[RequiredViewController class]]) {
        [self.navigationController popToViewController:aViewController animated:NO];
    }
}

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You can pop to the “root” (first) view controller with popToRootViewControllerAnimated:

[self.navigationController popToRootViewControllerAnimated:YES];

// If you want to know what view controllers were popd:
// NSArray *popdViewControllers = [self.navigationController popToRootViewControllerAnimated:YES];

UINavigationController Reference:

Pops all the view controllers on the stack except the root view controller and updates the display.

Return Value
An array of view controllers that are popped from the stack.

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You could try something like this:

Swift

var viewControllers = navigationController?.viewControllers
viewControllers?.removeLast(2) // views to pop
navigationController?.setViewControllers(viewControllers!, animated: true)

Objective C

int viewsToPop = 2;
[self.navigationController popToViewController: self.navigationController.viewControllers[self.navigationController.viewControllers.count-viewsToPop-1] animated:YES];

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[self.navigationController popToViewController:[self.navigationController.viewControllers objectAtIndex:1] animated:YES];   

objectAtIndex:1 –> you can pass whichever index you want to pop to

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If you just want to pop 2 at once because your rootViewController is (way) ‘deeper’ then 2 you could consider adding a category to UIviewController for example:

UINavigationController+popTwice.h

#import <UIKit/UIKit.h>
@interface UINavigationController (popTwice)

- (void) popTwoViewControllersAnimated:(BOOL)animated;

@end

UINavigationController+popTwice.m

#import "UINavigationController+popTwice.h"

@implementation UINavigationController (popTwice)

- (void) popTwoViewControllersAnimated:(BOOL)animated{
    [self popViewControllerAnimated:NO];
    [self popViewControllerAnimated:animated];
}

@end

Import the category #import "UINavigationController+popTwice.h" somewhere in your implementation and use this line of code to pop 2 controllers at once:

[self.navigationController popTwoViewControllersAnimated:YES];

isn’t that great? 🙂

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Swift 2 – xCode 7.3

This could be a very useful extension to pop UIViewControllers:

extension UINavigationController {

    func popToViewControllerOfType(classForCoder: AnyClass) {
        for controller in viewControllers {
            if controller.classForCoder == classForCoder {
                popToViewController(controller, animated: true)
                break
            }
        }
    }

    func popViewControllers(controllersToPop: Int, animated: Bool) {
        if viewControllers.count > controllersToPop {
            popToViewController(viewControllers[viewControllers.count - (controllersToPop + 1)], animated: animated)
        } else {
            print("Trying to pop \(controllersToPop) view controllers but navigation controller contains only \(viewControllers.count) controllers in stack")
        }
    }
}

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You can also try this one :-

[self.navigationController popToViewController:yourViewController animated:YES];

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//viewIndex = 1;
//viewIndex = 2;
//viewIndex = 3;

// **[viewControllers objectAtIndex: *put here your viewindex number*]

NSArray *viewControllers = [self.navigationController viewControllers];
[self.navigationController popToViewController:[viewControllers objectAtIndex:viewIndex] animated:NO];

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    NSMutableArray *newStack = [NSMutableArray arrayWithArray:[self.navigationController viewControllers]];
    [newStack removeLastObject];
    [newStack removeLastObject];
    [self.navigationController setViewControllers:newStack animated:YES];

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You can pass the initial view controller (the one you want to come back to) and then call this line in the last view:

[self.navigationController popToViewController:yourInitialViewController animated:YES];

L.

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Here’s a little function I’m using to go back X ViewControllers:

-(void)backMultiple:(id)data {
    int back = 2; //Default to go back 2 
    int count = [self.navigationController.viewControllers count];

    if(data[@"count"]) back = [data[@"count"] intValue];

    //If we want to go back more than those that actually exist, just go to the root
    if(back+1 > count) {
        [self.navigationController popToRootViewControllerAnimated:YES];
    }
    //Otherwise go back X ViewControllers 
    else {
        [self.navigationController popToViewController:[self.navigationController.viewControllers objectAtIndex:count-(back+1)] animated:YES];
    }
}

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you can pop back to the root view controller

[self.navigationController popToRootViewControllerAnimated:YES];

or, if the view you want to pop to isn’t the first one, you’ll need to pop again in your previous view’s viewWillAppear

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I didn’t see this answer in here. If you only want to pop a few (not all the way to the root), you can just iterate through self.navigationController.viewControllers checking for class types, or if you have a reference use that:

for (UIViewController *aViewController in self.navigationController.viewControllers) {
   if ([aViewController isKindOfClass:[SMThumbnailViewController class]]) {
      [self.navigationController popToViewController:aViewController animated:YES];
   }
}

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Swift Version as of (Swift 1.2 / Xcode 6.3.1)
of popping twice or more

 var viewControllers = self.navigationController?.viewControllers
 viewControllers?.removeLast()
 viewControllers?.removeLast()
 self.navigationController?.setViewControllers(viewControllers, animated: true)

or

 var viewControllers = self.navigationController?.viewControllers
 var viewsToPop = 2
 var end = (viewControllers?.count)!
 var start = end - viewsToPop
 viewControllers?.removeRange(Range<Int>(start: start, end: end))
 self.navigationController?.setViewControllers(viewControllers, animated: true)

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You can use the stack of the UIViewControllers.
1. Fetch the array of all the viewControllers in the stack.
2. Iterate through the whole array and find the desired viewController
by matching the class type.
3. Pop the viewController.

func popToSpecificViewC
{
let viewControllers: [UIViewController] = self.navigationController!.viewControllers as [UIViewController];
        for viewController:UIViewController in viewControllers
        {
            if viewController.isKind(of: WelcomeViewC.self)
            {
                _ = self.navigationController?.popToViewController(viewController, animated: true)
            }
        }
}

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In Swift 3,
you can pop one, two or more viewcontrollers from navigation controller like that

let viewControllers = self.navigationController!.viewControllers as [UIViewController]
    for aViewController:UIViewController in viewControllers {
        if aViewController.isKind(of: FromWhereYouWantToGoController.self) {
            _ = self.navigationController?.popToViewController(aViewController, animated: true)
        }
    }

Here FromWhereYouWantToGoController is destination controller. Hope it helps.