How to prevent status bar from overlapping content with hidesBarsOnSwipe set on UINavigationController? How to prevent status bar from overlapping content with hidesBarsOnSwipe set on UINavigationController? ios ios

How to prevent status bar from overlapping content with hidesBarsOnSwipe set on UINavigationController?


Actually it is pretty easy to do. You just need to connect navigation isNavigationBarHidden property with status bar.

Objective-C

- (BOOL)prefersStatusBarHidden {    return self.navigationController.isNavigationBarHidden;}

Swift <= 2.3

override func prefersStatusBarHidden() -> Bool {    return navigationController?.navigationBarHidden ?? false}

Swift 3.0

override var prefersStatusBarHidden: Bool {    return navigationController?.isNavigationBarHidden ?? false}

And be sure you have "View controller-based status bar appearance" = "YES" in your application .plist file.


Building off of anas' answer, I have a working solution (I'm assuming tableViewController is your UITableViewController instance):

In a UINavigationController subclass (or also potentially from tableViewController):

- (void)viewDidLoad {    if ([self respondsToSelector:@selector(barHideOnSwipeGestureRecognizer)]) {        // iOS 8+        self.hidesBarsOnSwipe = YES;        [self.barHideOnSwipeGestureRecognizer addTarget:self action:@selector(swipe:)];    }}- (void)swipe:(UISwipeGestureRecognizer *)recognizer {    BOOL shouldHideStatusBar = self.navigationController.navigationBar.frame.origin.y < 0;    tableViewController.hideStatusBar = shouldHideStatusBar;    [UIView animateWithDuration:0.2 animations:^{        [tableViewController setNeedsStatusBarAppearanceUpdate];    }];}

In your tableViewController:

@property(nonatomic, getter = shouldHideStatusBar) BOOL hideStatusBar;- (BOOL)prefersStatusBarHidden {    return [self shouldHideStatusBar];}

Let me know if this doesn't work for you. A few non-obvious things:

  • self.navigationController.navigationBar.frame.origin.y was -44 (the negative height of the navigation bar) when hidden, and 20 (the height of the status bar) when visible. There was no in-between, even during animations, so a negative value == hidden and a nonnegative value == visible.
  • The child view controller is the one queried for whether or not the status bar should be hidden. In my case, I have a UIViewController within a UINavigationController within a UITabBarController, and it didn't work until I overrode prefersStatusBarHidden on the UIViewController.
  • Since a hidden status bar has no frame, your content might jerk upwards 20 points unless you wrap the call to setNeedsStatusBarAppearanceUpdate in an animation block.
  • Hopefully the syntax is correct; I backported this from my Swift code.


That new property comes with its barHideOnSwipeGestureRecognizer.

From the UINavigationController Class Reference:

You can make changes to the gesture recognizer as needed but must not change its delegate and you must not remove the default target object and action that come configured with it. Do not try to replace this gesture recognizer by overriding the property.

But you can add a target:

[self.navigationController setHidesBarsOnSwipe:YES];[self.navigationController.barHideOnSwipeGestureRecognizer addTarget:self action:@selector(swipeGesture:)];

... and do whatever you want in the callback:

- (void)swipeGesture:(UIPanGestureRecognizer*)gesture{    // Tweak the status bar}

You might have to manually switch on the gesture states, figure out when to hide/show the status bar, etc. Hope that helps!


matomo