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how to add an action on UITextField return key?

Posted by: admin November 30, 2017 Leave a comment

Questions:

I have a button and text textfield in my view. when i click on the textfield a keyboard appears and i can write on the textfield and i also able to dismiss the keyboard by clicking on the button by adding:

[self.inputText resignFirstResponder];

Now I want to enable return key of keyboard. when i will press on the keyboard keyboard will disappear and something will happen. How can I do this?

Answers:

Ensure “self” subscribes to UITextFieldDelegate and initialise inputText with:

self.inputText.delegate = self;

Add the following method to “self”:

- (BOOL)textFieldShouldReturn:(UITextField *)textField {
    if (textField == self.inputText) {
        [textField resignFirstResponder];
        return NO;
    }
    return YES;
}

Or in Swift:

func textFieldShouldReturn(textField: UITextField) -> Bool {
    if textField == inputText {
        textField.resignFirstResponder()
        return false
    }
    return true
}

Questions:
Answers:

With extension style in swift 3.0

First, set up delegate for your text field.

override func viewDidLoad() {
    super.viewDidLoad()
    self.inputText.delegate = self
}

Then conform to UITextFieldDelegate in your view controller’s extension

extension YourViewController: UITextFieldDelegate {
    func textFieldShouldReturn(_ textField: UITextField) -> Bool {
        if textField == inputText {
            textField.resignFirstResponder()
            return false
        }
        return true
    }
}