A container view controller that manages navigation between pages of content, where each page is managed by a child view controller.


class UIPageViewController : UIViewController


Page view controller–navigation can be controlled programmatically by your app or directly by the user using gestures. When navigating from page to page, the page view controller uses the transition that you specify to animate the change.

When defining a page view controller interface, you can provide the content view controllers one at a time (or two at a time, depending upon the spine position and double-sided state) or as-needed using a data source. When providing content view controllers one at a time, you use the setViewControllers(_:direction:animated:completion:) method to set the current content view controllers. To support gesture-based navigation, you must provide your view controllers using a data source object.

The data source for a page view controller is responsible for providing the content view controllers on demand and must conform to the UIPageViewControllerDataSource protocol. The delegate object—an object that conforms to the UIPageViewControllerDelegate protocol—provides some appearance-related information and receives notifications about gesture-initiated transitions.

This class is generally used as-is, but can also be subclassed.


Providing the Page Content

var dataSource: UIPageViewControllerDataSource?

The object that provides view controllers.

protocol UIPageViewControllerDataSource

The UIPageViewControllerDataSource protocol is adopted by an object that provides view controllers to the page view controller on an as-needed basis, in response to navigation gestures.

Customizing the Page View Behavior

protocol UIPageViewControllerDelegate

The delegate of a page view controller must adopt the UIPageViewControllerDelegate protocol. These methods allow the delegate to receive a notification when the device orientation changes and when the user navigates to a new page. For page-curl style transitions, the delegate can provide a different spine location in response to a change in the interface orientation.

Providing Content

enum UIPageViewController.NavigationDirection

Directions for page-turn transitions.

var viewControllers: [UIViewController]?

The view controllers displayed by the page view controller.

var gestureRecognizers: [UIGestureRecognizer]

An array of UIGestureRecognizer objects that are configured to handle user interaction.

Display Options

enum UIPageViewController.NavigationOrientation

Orientations for page-turn transitions.

var transitionStyle: UIPageViewController.TransitionStyle

The style used to transition between view controllers.

enum UIPageViewController.TransitionStyle

Styles for the page-turn transition.

var isDoubleSided: Bool

A Boolean value that indicates whether content appears on the back of pages.

See Also

Container View Controllers

Creating a Custom Container View Controller

Create a composite interface by combining content from one or more view controllers with other custom views.

class UISplitViewController

A container view controller that implements a master-detail interface.

class UINavigationController

A container view controller that defines a stack-based scheme for navigating hierarchical content.

class UINavigationBar

Navigational controls displayed in a bar along the top of the screen, usually in conjunction with a navigation controller.

class UINavigationItem

The items to be displayed by a navigation bar when the associated view controller is visible.

class UITabBarController

A container view controller that manages a radio-style selection interface, where the selection determines which child view controller to display.

class UITabBar

A control that displays one or more buttons in a tab bar for selecting between different subtasks, views, or modes in an app.

class UITabBarItem

An item in a tab bar.