Programmatically fire button click event?

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Ios Problem Overview

Is there a way to programmatically fire a button click event? I have a button placed there in an UIView, and in a particular scenario i want to click the button via code, not manually as a user. Is it possible in iOS development? Please provide your suggestions and guide me how to do that.


Ios Solutions

Solution 1 - Ios

Sort of like Ken's answer, but more flexible as it'll keep track of the buttons actual actions if you change them or add more than one.

[button sendActionsForControlEvents:UIControlEventTouchUpInside];

Solution 2 - Ios

I had the same issue as above. I would have posted a comment, but my reputation isn't high enough. So, I will instead post the full answer:

[btn setHighlighted:YES];
[btn sendActionsForControlEvents:UIControlEventTouchUpInside];
[btn performSelector:@selector(setHighlighted:) withObject:NO afterDelay:0.25];

This will programmatically hit the button and highlight it for a seemingly normal amount of time. Richie's suggestion didn't work as the button was only highlighted (if at all) for an imperceptible amount of time.

Solution 3 - Ios

Why not just execute the code that executes when the user presses the button?

   // do stuff

    [self myMethod];

    [self myMethod];
    // OR
    [self myButtonClick:nil];

Solution 4 - Ios

If you're talking about a UIButton, you can just call the same method that the UIButton is calling when it is tapped. For example:

[self myButtonsTargetMethod];

Solution 5 - Ios


[_button setHighlighted:YES];
[_button sendActionsForControlEvents:UIControlEventTouchUpInside];
[_button setHighlighted:NO];

But the problem here is you will not be able to see those event because its too fast . so what you can do is try the above code with NSTimer .

NSTimer *quick = [NSTimer scheduledTimerWithTimeInterval:2.5 target:self selector:@selector(MeFirst:) userInfo:nil repeats:NO];

MeFirst is the method i have created.


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