For apps that run in versions of iOS prior to iOS 8, the UIAlertViewDelegate protocol defines the methods a delegate of a UIAlertView object should implement. The delegate implements the button actions and any other custom behavior. Some of the methods defined in this protocol are optional.


UIAlertViewDelegate is deprecated in iOS 8. (Note that UIAlertView is also deprecated.) To create and manage alerts in iOS 8 and later, use UIAlertController.


If you add your own buttons or customize the behavior of an alert view, implement a delegate conforming to this protocol to handle the corresponding delegate messages. Use the delegate property of an alert view to specify one of your application objects as the delegate.

If you add your own buttons to an alert view, the delegate must implement the alertView(_:clickedButtonAt:) message to respond when those buttons are clicked; otherwise, your custom buttons do nothing. The alert view is automatically dismissed after the alertView(_:clickedButtonAt:) delegate method is invoked.

Optionally, you can implement the alertViewCancel(_:) method to take the appropriate action when the system cancels your alert view. If the delegate does not implement this method, the default behavior is to simulate the user clicking the cancel button and closing the view.

You can also optionally augment the behavior of presenting and dismissing alert views using the methods in Customizing Behavior.


Responding to Actions

func alertView(UIAlertView, clickedButtonAt: Int)

Sent to the delegate when the user clicks a button on an alert view.


Customizing Behavior

func alertViewShouldEnableFirstOtherButton(UIAlertView)

Sent to the delegate to determine whether the first non-cancel button in the alert should be enabled.

func willPresent(UIAlertView)

Sent to the delegate before a model view is presented to the user.

func didPresent(UIAlertView)

Sent to the delegate after an alert view is presented to the user.

func alertView(UIAlertView, willDismissWithButtonIndex: Int)

Sent to the delegate before an alert view is dismissed.

func alertView(UIAlertView, didDismissWithButtonIndex: Int)

Sent to the delegate after an alert view is dismissed from the screen.



func alertViewCancel(UIAlertView)

Sent to the delegate before an alert view is canceled.



Inherits From