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UITableView Cell selected Color? (20)

I have created a custom UITableViewCell. The table view is showing data fine. What I am stuck in is when user touches cell of tableview, then I want to show the background color of the cell other than the default [blue color] values for highlighting the selection of cell. I use this code but nothing happens:

cell.selectedBackgroundView.backgroundColor=[UIColor blackColor];

Swift 3.0 extension

extension UITableViewCell {
    var selectionColor: UIColor {
        set {
            let view = UIView()
            view.backgroundColor = newValue
            self.selectedBackgroundView = view
        }
        get {
            return self.selectedBackgroundView?.backgroundColor ?? UIColor.clear
        }
    }
}

cell.selectionColor = UIColor.FormaCar.blue


Swift 4.x

To Change the selection background Colour to anyColour use Swift Extension

Create UITableView Cell extension as below

extension UITableViewCell{

    func removeCellSelectionColour(){
        let clearView = UIView()
        clearView.backgroundColor = UIColor.clear
        UITableViewCell.appearance().selectedBackgroundView = clearView
    } 

}

Then call removeCellSelectionColour() with cell instance.


Create a custom cell for your table cell and in the custom cell class.m put the code below, it will work fine. You need to place the desired color image in selectionBackground UIImage.

- (void)setSelected:(BOOL)selected animated:(BOOL)animated
{
    UIImage *selectionBackground = [UIImage imageNamed:@"yellow_bar.png"];
    UIImageView *iview=[[UIImageView alloc] initWithImage:selectionBackground];
    self.selectedBackgroundView=iview;
}

Here is the important parts of the code needed for a grouped table. When any of the cells in a section are selected the first row changes color. Without initially setting the cellselectionstyle to none there is an annonying double reload when the user clicks row0 where the cell changes to bgColorView then fades and reloads bgColorView again. Good Luck and let me know if there is a simpler way to do this.

- (UITableViewCell *)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView cellForRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath 
{

    static NSString *CellIdentifier = @"Cell";

    UITableViewCell *cell = [tableView dequeueReusableCellWithIdentifier:CellIdentifier];
    if (cell == nil) {
        cell = [[UITableViewCell alloc] initWithStyle:UITableViewCellStyleDefault reuseIdentifier:CellIdentifier];
    }

    if ([indexPath row] == 0) 
    {
        cell.selectionStyle = UITableViewCellSelectionStyleNone;

        UIView *bgColorView = [[UIView alloc] init];
        bgColorView.layer.cornerRadius = 7;
        bgColorView.layer.masksToBounds = YES;
        [bgColorView setBackgroundColor:[UIColor colorWithRed:.85 green:0 blue:0 alpha:1]];
        [cell setSelectedBackgroundView:bgColorView];

        UIColor *backColor = [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:0 blue:1 alpha:1];
        cell.backgroundColor = backColor;
        UIColor *foreColor = [UIColor colorWithWhite:1 alpha:1];
        cell.textLabel.textColor = foreColor;

        cell.textLabel.text = @"row0";
    }
    else if ([indexPath row] == 1) 
    {
        cell.selectionStyle = UITableViewCellSelectionStyleNone;

        UIColor *backColor = [UIColor colorWithRed:1 green:1 blue:1 alpha:1];
        cell.backgroundColor = backColor;
        UIColor *foreColor = [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:0 blue:0 alpha:1];
        cell.textLabel.textColor = foreColor;

        cell.textLabel.text = @"row1";
    }
    else if ([indexPath row] == 2) 
    {
        cell.selectionStyle = UITableViewCellSelectionStyleNone;

        UIColor *backColor = [UIColor colorWithRed:1 green:1 blue:1 alpha:1];
        cell.backgroundColor = backColor;
        UIColor *foreColor = [UIColor colorWithRed:0 green:0 blue:0 alpha:1];
        cell.textLabel.textColor = foreColor;

        cell.textLabel.text = @"row2";
    }
    return cell;
}

#pragma mark Table view delegate

- (void)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView didSelectRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath
{
    NSIndexPath *path = [NSIndexPath indexPathForRow:0 inSection:[indexPath section]];
    UITableViewCell *cell = [tableView cellForRowAtIndexPath:path];
    [cell setSelectionStyle:UITableViewCellSelectionStyleBlue];

    [tableView selectRowAtIndexPath:path animated:YES scrollPosition:UITableViewScrollPositionNone];

}

- (void)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView didDeselectRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath
{
    UITableViewCell *cell = [tvStat cellForRowAtIndexPath:indexPath];
    [cell setSelectionStyle:UITableViewCellSelectionStyleNone];
}

#pragma mark Table view Gestures

-(IBAction)singleTapFrom:(UIGestureRecognizer *)tapRecog
{

    CGPoint tapLoc = [tapRecog locationInView:tvStat];
    NSIndexPath *tapPath = [tvStat indexPathForRowAtPoint:tapLoc];

    NSIndexPath *seleRow = [tvStat indexPathForSelectedRow];
    if([seleRow section] != [tapPath section])
        [self tableView:tvStat didDeselectRowAtIndexPath:seleRow];
    else if (seleRow == nil )
        {}
    else if([seleRow section] == [tapPath section] || [seleRow length] != 0)
        return;

    if(!tapPath)
        [self.view endEditing:YES];

    [self tableView:tvStat didSelectRowAtIndexPath:tapPath];
}

I use below approach and works fine for me,

class MyTableViewCell : UITableViewCell {

                var defaultStateColor:UIColor?
                var hitStateColor:UIColor?

                 override func awakeFromNib(){
                     super.awakeFromNib()
                     self.selectionStyle = .None
                 }

// if you are overriding init you should set selectionStyle = .None

                override func touchesBegan(touches: Set<UITouch>, withEvent event: UIEvent?) {
                    if let hitColor = hitStateColor {
                        self.contentView.backgroundColor = hitColor
                    }
                }

                override func touchesEnded(touches: Set<UITouch>, withEvent event: UIEvent?) {
                    if let defaultColor = defaultStateColor {
                        self.contentView.backgroundColor = defaultColor
                    }
                }

                override func touchesCancelled(touches: Set<UITouch>?, withEvent event: UIEvent?) {
                    if let defaultColor = defaultStateColor {
                        self.contentView.backgroundColor = defaultColor
                    }
                }
            }

I want to note that the XIB editor offers you the following standard options:

Section: blue/gray/none

(the right-hand column with options, 4th tab, first group "Table View Cell", 4th subgroup, the 1st of 3 items reads "Selection")

Probably what you want to do may be achieved by selecting the right standard option.


I've got a slightly different approach than everyone else that reflects the selection on touch rather than after being selected. I have a subclassed UITableViewCell. All you have to do is set the background color in the touch events, which simulates selection on touch, and then set the background color in the setSelected function. Setting the background color in the selSelected function allows for deselecting the cell. Make sure to pass the touch event to the super, otherwise the cell won't actually act as if its selected.

override func touchesBegan(touches: NSSet, withEvent event: UIEvent) {
    self.backgroundColor = UIColor(white: 0.0, alpha: 0.1)
    super.touchesBegan(touches, withEvent: event)
}

override func touchesCancelled(touches: NSSet!, withEvent event: UIEvent!) {
    self.backgroundColor = UIColor.clearColor()
    super.touchesCancelled(touches, withEvent: event)
}

override func setSelected(selected: Bool, animated: Bool) {
    super.setSelected(selected, animated: animated)

    // Configure the view for the selected state
    self.backgroundColor = selected ? UIColor(white: 0.0, alpha: 0.1) : UIColor.clearColor()
}

If you are using a custom TableViewCell, you can also override awakeFromNib:

override func awakeFromNib() {
    super.awakeFromNib()

    // Set background color
    let view = UIView()
    view.backgroundColor = UIColor.redColor()
    selectedBackgroundView = view
}

If you want to add a custom highlighted color to your cell (and your cell contains buttons,labels, images,etc..) I followed the next steps:

For example if you want a selected yellow color:

1) Create a view that fits all the cell with 20% opacity (with yellow color) called for example backgroundselectedView

2) In the cell controller write this:

- (void)touchesBegan:(NSSet *)touches withEvent:(UIEvent *)event
{
     self.backgroundselectedView.alpha=1;
    [super touchesBegan:touches withEvent:event];
}

- (void)touchesEnded:(NSSet *)touches withEvent:(UIEvent *)event
{
    self.backgroundselectedView.alpha=0;
    [super touchesEnded:touches withEvent:event];
}

- (void)touchesCancelled:(NSSet *)touches withEvent:(UIEvent *)event
{
    self.backgroundSelectedImage.alpha=0;
    [super touchesCancelled:touches withEvent:event];
}

In Swift 4, you can also set the background color of your table cell globally (taken from here):

let backgroundColorView = UIView()
backgroundColorView.backgroundColor = UIColor.red
UITableViewCell.appearance().selectedBackgroundView = backgroundColorView

It's easy when the table view style is plain, but in group style, it's a little trouble, I solve it by:

CGFloat cellHeight = [self tableView:tableView heightForRowAtIndexPath:indexPath];
UIView *view = [[UIView alloc] initWithFrame:CGRectMake(0, 0, kGroupTableViewCellWidth+2, cellHeight)];
view.backgroundColor = kCommonHighlightedColor;
cell.selectedBackgroundView = view;
[view release];
UIRectCorner cornerFlag = 0;
CGSize radii = CGSizeMake(0, 0);
NSInteger theLastRow = --> (yourDataSourceArray.count - 1);
if (indexPath.row == 0) {
    cornerFlag = UIRectCornerTopLeft | UIRectCornerTopRight;
    radii = CGSizeMake(10, 10);
} else if (indexPath.row == theLastRow) {
    cornerFlag = UIRectCornerBottomLeft | UIRectCornerBottomRight;
    radii = CGSizeMake(10, 10);
}
UIBezierPath *maskPath = [UIBezierPath bezierPathWithRoundedRect:view.bounds byRoundingCorners:cornerFlag cornerRadii:radii];
CAShapeLayer *shapeLayer = [CAShapeLayer layer];
shapeLayer.path = maskPath.CGPath;
view.layer.mask = shapeLayer;

noted the kGroupTableViewCellWidth, I define it as 300, it's the width of group table view cell width in iPhone


No need for custom cells. If you only want to change the selected color of the cell, you can do this:

Objective-C:

UIView *bgColorView = [[UIView alloc] init];
bgColorView.backgroundColor = [UIColor redColor];
[cell setSelectedBackgroundView:bgColorView];

Swift:

let bgColorView = UIView()
bgColorView.backgroundColor = UIColor.redColor()
cell.selectedBackgroundView = bgColorView

Swift 3:

let bgColorView = UIView()
bgColorView.backgroundColor = UIColor.red
cell.selectedBackgroundView = bgColorView

Edit: Updated for ARC

Edit: Adds Swift 3


Swift 3: for me it worked when you put it in the cellForRowAtIndexPath: method

let view = UIView()
view.backgroundColor = UIColor.red
cell.selectedBackgroundView = view

Table View Cell selection background color can be set via the Storyboard:


To add the background for all cells (using Maciej's answer):

for (int section = 0; section < [self.tableView numberOfSections]; section++) {
        for (int row = 0; row < [self.tableView numberOfRowsInSection:section]; row++) {
            NSIndexPath* cellPath = [NSIndexPath indexPathForRow:row inSection:section];
            UITableViewCell* cell = [self.tableView cellForRowAtIndexPath:cellPath];

            //stuff to do with each cell
            UIView *bgColorView = [[UIView alloc] init];
            bgColorView.backgroundColor = [UIColor redColor];
            [cell setSelectedBackgroundView:bgColorView];
        }
    } 

To override UITableViewCell's setSelected also works.

override func setSelected(selected: Bool, animated: Bool) {
    super.setSelected(selected, animated: animated)

    // Set background color
    let view = UIView()
    view.backgroundColor = UIColor.redColor()
    selectedBackgroundView = view
}

for Swift 3.0:

override func tableView(_ tableView: UITableView, didSelectRowAt indexPath: IndexPath) {
    let cell = super.tableView(tableView, cellForRowAt: indexPath)

    cell.contentView.backgroundColor = UIColor.red
}

for those that just want to get rid of the default selected grey background put this line of code in your cellForRowAtIndexPath func:

yourCell.selectionStyle = .None

-(void)tableView:(UITableView *)tableView willDisplayCell:(UITableViewCell *)cell forRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath
{
    UIView *view = [[UIView alloc] init];
    [view setBackgroundColor:[UIColor redColor]];
    [cell setSelectedBackgroundView:view];
}

We need to set the selected background view in this method.


[cell setSelectionStyle:UITableViewCellSelectionStyleGray];

Make sure you have used the above line to use the selection effect





selection-color