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IBAction to send data from a textfield and into NSMutableDictionary

I am trying to make an IBAction populate a dictionary with multiple strings from textfields that the user will input player names into.

I have no idea where I am making the mistake, since the debugger does not give me any errors, nothing is written in the console.

The code I've written looks something like this:

@property NSMutableDictionary *playersDict;
@property UITextfield *playerTextField;

-(IBAction) toGameDesc:(id)sender{
[_playersDict setObject:self.playerTextField.text forKey:@"player"];

The IBAction also acts as a push seque to the next viewcontroller.

2 Answers

Amit Bijlani
Amit Bijlani
Treehouse Guest Teacher

How do you have the IBAction as an action and a segue at the same time? It can be either one or the other.

Seemed like a convenient way to do it.

Should I make a separate IBAction, call it on the same button that calls the push segue or is there a different way that would be optimal?

Amit Bijlani
Amit Bijlani
Treehouse Guest Teacher

You can have it as an IBAction and then from within your code push the segue.

I will try that.

Thank you for helping.