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iOS Implementing Designs for iPhone Customizing Table View Controllers Styling the Tab Bar

Anthony Martinez
Anthony Martinez
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Challenge Task 1 of 2: Using the UITabBarItem's appearance proxy, set the text color for both selected and unselected..

Challenge Task 1 of 2

Using the UITabBarItem's appearance proxy, set the text color for both selected and unselected tabs. Hint: use the 'setTitleTextAttributes:forState' method with the NSDictionary provided and 'UIControlStateNormal' as as the state parameter.

I was stuck here for longer than I care to admit. Solving this challenge requires a bit of creative thinking. Here's a hint:

  • You'll follow the steps in the video to utilize the 'appearance' message
  • PROTIP: see the declared dictionary in the challenge? We can use that.. think "dictionaryWithDictionary". If that doesn't solve the challenge for you, read on (PS: someone will correct me - dictionaryWithDictionary is a type of convenience constructor I think?)

Code to get you past step 1:

[[UITabBarItem appearance] setTitleTextAttributes:[NSDictionary dictionaryWithDictionary:titleTextAttributes] forState:UIControlStateNormal];