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How to hide the navigation bar using hidesBarsOnTap

Paul Hudson       @twostraws

As of iOS 8.0 it's easy to make a navigation bar automatically hide when the user taps the screen, but only when it's part of a UINavigationController. When set to true, the hidesBarsOnTap property of a navigation controller automatically adds a tap gesture recognizer to your view to handle hiding (and showing) the navigation bar as needed.

Code:

navigationController?.hidesBarsOnTap = true

Remember to set this back to false when you want to stop the behavior from happening.

Available from iOS 8.0 – see Hacking with Swift tutorial 1

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