Presents a view controller in a primary context.
- iOS 8.0+
- Mac Catalyst 13.0+
- tvOS 9.0+
The view controller to display.
The object that initiated the request.
You use this method to decouple the need to display a view controller from the process of actually presenting that view controller onscreen. Using this method, a view controller does not need to know whether it is embedded inside a navigation controller or split-view controller. It calls the same method for both. The
UINavigation classes override this method and handle the presentation according to their design. For example, a navigation controller overrides this method and uses it to push
vc onto its navigation stack.
The default implementation of this method calls the
target method to locate an object in the view controller hierarchy that overrides this method. It then calls the method on that target object, which displays the view controller in an appropriate way. If the
target method returns
nil, this method uses the window’s root view controller to present
You can override this method in custom view controllers to display
vc yourself. Use this method to display
vc in a primary context. For example, a container view controller might use this method to replace its primary child. Your implementation should adapt its behavior for both regular and compact environments.