Instance Method


Selects a row in the table view identified by index path, optionally scrolling the row to a location in the table view.


- (void)selectRowAtIndexPath:(NSIndexPath *)indexPath animated:(BOOL)animated scrollPosition:(UITableViewScrollPosition)scrollPosition;



An index path identifying a row in the table view.


YES if you want to animate the selection and any change in position; NO if the change should be immediate.


A constant that identifies a relative position in the table view (top, middle, bottom) for the row when scrolling concludes. See UITableViewScrollPosition for descriptions of valid constants.


Calling this method does not cause the delegate to receive a tableView:willSelectRowAtIndexPath: or tableView:didSelectRowAtIndexPath: message, nor does it send UITableViewSelectionDidChangeNotification notifications to observers.

Special Considerations

Passing UITableViewScrollPositionNone results in no scrolling, rather than the minimum scrolling described for that constant. To scroll to the newly selected row with minimum scrolling, select the row using this method with UITableViewScrollPositionNone, then call scrollToRowAtIndexPath:atScrollPosition:animated: with UITableViewScrollPositionNone.

NSIndexPath *rowToSelect;  // assume this exists and is set properly
UITableView *myTableView;  // assume this exists
[myTableView selectRowAtIndexPath:rowToSelect animated:YES scrollPosition:UITableViewScrollPositionNone];
[myTableView scrollToRowAtIndexPath:rowToSelect atScrollPosition:UITableViewScrollPositionNone animated:YES];

See Also

Selecting Rows


An index path identifying the row and section of the selected row.


The index paths representing the selected rows.

- deselectRowAtIndexPath:animated:

Deselects a given row identified by index path, with an option to animate the deselection.


A Boolean value that determines whether users can select a row.


A Boolean value that determines whether users can select more than one row outside of editing mode.


A Boolean value that determines whether users can select cells while the table view is in editing mode.


A Boolean value that controls whether users can select more than one cell simultaneously in editing mode.


Posted when the selected row in the posting table view changes.