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

Brian Rudolph
Brian Rudolph
9,340 Points

Ribbit - tabBar icon colors (method deprecated + issue)

First, I'd like to point out the method "setFinishedSelectedImage:(UIImage *) withFinishedUnselectedImage:(UIImage *)" has been deprecated in iOS 7. The code still works though.

My issue is when I try to change the color of the icons without images (first part of the video). No matter what color I choose for Tint, the icon selected keeps the default blue color.

1 Answer

Alejandra H Bernal
Alejandra H Bernal
Courses Plus Student 4,667 Points

I figured it out this way:

UIImage *inboxImage = [UIImage imageNamed:@"inbox"];
inboxImage = [inboxImage imageWithRenderingMode:UIImageRenderingModeAlwaysOriginal];
UITabBarItem *tabInbox = [tabBar.items objectAtIndex:0];
[tabInbox setImage:inboxImage];
[tabInbox setSelectedImage:inboxImage];

UIImageRenderingModeAlwaysOriginal keeps the original image and colours. I hope you might find this helpful!!:)