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How to add a button to a UITableViewCell

Paul Hudson       @twostraws

There are two steps to add a working button to a table view cell. The first step is to add a button like this:

cell.accessoryType = .detailDisclosureButton

The second step is to take action when the button is tapped by creating the accessoryButtonTappedForRowWith method:

override func tableView(_ tableView: UITableView, accessoryButtonTappedForRowWith indexPath: IndexPath) {
    doSomethingWithItem(indexPath.row)
}

That's it!

Available from iOS 2.0

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