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When tableview cell is tapped, I want to call didSelectRowAtIndextPath but when swiped I don't want it called

I have a custom UITableViewCell class with an UIImageView & UIScrollView taking up the full size of my tableviewcell. When user taps row, didSelectRowAtIndexPath is called, which I want. However, I also want to be able to horizontally swipe through my paging scrollview and not call didSelectRowAtIndexPath. All my delegates are set correctly for uiscrollview as commenting out

videoFrame.userInteractionEnabled = YES; // in the viewDidLoad of my tableViewCell subclass

(videoFrame is UIImageView on UITableView...it is behind, not within the UIScrollView)

I have tried

- (NSIndexPath *)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView willSelectRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath 

in my mainViewController but stuck as I still have to figure out how to differentiate between tapping and swiping. I cannot get the swipe gesture recognizer to work with my subclassed tableview cell. Independently, scrollview scrolls without need for swipe gesture recognizer but this feature is blocked if I'm allowing didSelectRowAtIndexPath or willSelectRowAtIndextPath to be called. I have to use either didSelectRowAtIndexPath or willSelectRowAtIndexPath instead of just a tap recognizer as I need to pass indexPath info when I tap row. Swiping is only for scrollview not for editing or loading another view controller. Any help would be greatly appreciated and I'm happy to share more code if necessary. storyboard:

View Hierarchy


-->Custom Cell

---->Scroll View

--------->name label

--------->description label

--------->image view

---->page control

2 Answers

Amit Bijlani
Amit Bijlani
Treehouse Guest Teacher

You need to use UIScrollViewDelegate to determine if it is being pulled. Check out this video: Exploring Scroll Views

Also, you might have a better chance getting your question answered on StackOverflow since there is a larger pool of iOS developers.

As stated in OP, I have my scrollView delegates set up correctly. I also first posted this on StackOverflow and after 8 hours of no response, decided to post on here. Please try to offer help.