Browse Author: Shraddha Ingale

Alternative for xib in swift3 iOS

Hi all,

Lets see the simplest and best way to replace or avoid use of xib by using UIView on storyboard.


  1.  Go on storyboard ,select Viewcontroller Drag UIView and drop it between FirstResponder and exit button on that.
  2.  Add IBOutlet of that UIView on ViewController.swift file.
  3.  set the center, width, height for that UIView
  4.  Refer Following code :


——– IBOutlet ——–

@IBOutlet var View_alternativeForXib: UIView!

var view_BGDimmer = UIView()


——– Set the center , width, height for that UIView as well as add transperent Background view ———

 = (UIApplication.shared.keyWindow?.center)!

          view_BGDimmer.frame = (UIApplication.shared.keyWindow?.frame)!

         View_alternativeForXib.frame.size.width = (UIApplication.shared.keyWindow?.frame.width)! – 40

         View_alternativeForXib.frame.origin.x = (UIApplication.shared.keyWindow?.frame.origin.x)! + 20

          view_BGDimmer.backgroundColor =  colorLiteral(red: 0, green: 0, blue: 0, alpha: 1)

          view_BGDimmer.alpha = 0.3


          UIApplication.shared.keyWindow?.insertSubview(self.View_alternativeForXib, aboveSubview: self.view_BGDimmer)

          UIView.animate(withDuration: 0.1, animations: {

          }) { (completed) in



——-  To dismiss view ——

   func dimissPopUp() {

        UIView.animate(withDuration: 0.2, animations: {

            self.view_BGDimmer.alpha = 0.0



        }) { (completed) in









One fantastic way to Load ‘CollectionView’ inside ‘TableViewCell’ using Two ‘Extensions’ in swift3, iOS

As We know we, Often, we assign a collection view’s data source to its view controller. But here the problem is that we have only one view controller and many collection views.

As I have taken number of ‘Sections’ inside table view. so following is the Solution to distinguish between a collection view on the first section , and one on the second , third and fourth…

So here is a way to store which table view cell a collection view is in.


  • TableView : I have taken multiple sections And Only One Row.
  • Collection View : I have Only one Section And Multiple Items.


In ViewController.swift Use Following –

  • Extension :

extension ViewController: UICollectionViewDelegate, UICollectionViewDataSource {

     func collectionView(_ collectionView: UICollectionView, numberOfItemsInSection section: Int) -> Int   {

          return 3


     func collectionView(_ collectionView: UICollectionView, cellForItemAt indexPath: IndexPath) -> UICollectionViewCell   {

          let cell = collectionView.dequeueReusableCell(withReuseIdentifier: “UploadCell”, for: indexPath) as!                 UploadCollectionViewCell


    return cell


     func collectionView(_ collectionView: UICollectionView, didSelectItemAt indexPath: IndexPath  {       

          print(“Collection view at row \(collectionView.tag) selected index path \(indexPath)”)





In TableViewCell.swift Use Following –

  • Extension :

  extension TableViewCell  {

          func setCollectionViewDataSourceDelegate<D: UICollectionViewDataSource & UICollectionViewDelegate>(_ dataSourceDelegate: D, forRow row: Int) {

               collectionView.delegate = dataSourceDelegate

               collectionView.dataSource = dataSourceDelegate

               collectionView.tag = row

               collectionView.setContentOffset(collectionView.contentOffset, animated:false) // Stops collection view if it was scrolling.



          var collectionViewOffset: CGFloat {

               set { collectionView.contentOffset.x = newValue }

               get { return collectionView.contentOffset.x }




*******  One IMP addition in ‘willDisplay’ method of tableView in ViewController.swift  *******

func tableView(_ tableView: UITableView, willDisplay cell: UITableViewCell, forRowAt indexPath: IndexPath) {

          guard let tableViewCell = cell  else { return }

          tableViewCell.setCollectionViewDataSourceDelegate(self, forRow: indexPath.section)





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