initWithNibName method in storyboard

I am following Facebook's tutorial to post to a user's wall: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/howtos/publish-to-feed-ios-sdk/ and although it is made with a .xib project in mind, I have been able to do everything just fine with my storyboard project so far. However, I have come to the point where I need to put some code into the initWithNibName:bundle: method, but I cannot do this because I am using storyboard. And, since it's hard to tell when exactly the method would be called, I can't just write a method named initWithNibName:bundle: and call it from some other method. If anyone has any idea of how to solve my issue, please say so. Thanks.

Answers


I just ran into this problem myself. Storyboards appear to not use initWithNibName:bundle:, but either initWithCoder:(NSCoder *)aDecoder or initWithStyle:(UITableViewStyle)style.

The default implementations of the two methods look like:

- (id)initWithCoder:(NSCoder *)aDecoder
{
    self = [super initWithCoder:aDecoder];
    if (self) {
        // Custom initialization
    }
    return self;
}

- (id)initWithStyle:(UITableViewStyle)style
{
    self = [super initWithStyle:style];
    if (self) {
        // Custom initialization
    }
    return self;
}

I've yet to use the initWithStyle version myself, but I'd imagine it's called for a UITableViewController. If in doubt, you could simply add both methods to the file, along with an NSLog() call that prints the method's name (or any other unique string). You can then run it in the simulator to see which is called, and delete the other.

I'd strongly recommend against calling initWithNibName:bundle: yourself from any of the other init methods. Better to just move the code to the correct method.


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