Ios – UITextField text change event

event-handlingiosobjective-cswiftuitextfielddelegate

How can I detect any text changes in a textField? The delegate method shouldChangeCharactersInRange works for something, but it did not fulfill my need exactly. Since until it returns YES, the textField texts are not available to other observer methods.

e.g. in my code calculateAndUpdateTextFields did not get the updated text, the user has typed.

Is their any way to get something like textChanged Java event handler.

- (BOOL)textField:(UITextField *)textField 
            shouldChangeCharactersInRange:(NSRange)range 
            replacementString:(NSString *)string 
{
    if (textField.tag == kTextFieldTagSubtotal 
        || textField.tag == kTextFieldTagSubtotalDecimal
        || textField.tag == kTextFieldTagShipping
        || textField.tag == kTextFieldTagShippingDecimal) 
    {
        [self calculateAndUpdateTextFields];

    }

    return YES;
}

Best Solution

From proper way to do uitextfield text change call back:

I catch the characters sent to a UITextField control something like this:

// Add a "textFieldDidChange" notification method to the text field control.

In Objective-C:

[textField addTarget:self 
              action:@selector(textFieldDidChange:) 
    forControlEvents:UIControlEventEditingChanged];

In Swift:

textField.addTarget(self, action: #selector(textFieldDidChange), for: .editingChanged)

Then in the textFieldDidChange method you can examine the contents of the textField, and reload your table view as needed.

You could use that and put calculateAndUpdateTextFields as your selector.