Problem in UITableViewDelegate - RowSelected gives wrong NSIndexPath

By : vlad259

I have a UITableViewSource which I have subclassed. I'm overriding GetCell and using my own subclassed cells, like so:

public override UITableViewCell GetCell(UITableView tableView, NSIndexPath indexPath)
  MarketItem item=_tableItems[indexPath.Section].Items[indexPath.Row];
  MarketCell cell=tableView.DequeueReusableCell(_cellIdentifier) as MarketCell;

  if (cell==null)
       cell=new MarketCell(UITableViewCellStyle.Subtitle,_cellIdentifier,item);

  // decorate the cell
  // ...

  return cell;

This works but when I get events in my UITableViewDelegate, the index path gets me the wrong cell (events like AccessoryButtonTapped, WillSelectRow etc).

The Section and Row numbers look correct but when I do a


I get the wrong cell. (The row and section numbers again look correct.)

Things to note:

  • The table is constantly being updated - items arrive in a different thread which are then InvokeOnMainThread'd
  • Although the table is constantly updated, rows and sections are only added - nothing is re-ordered or deleted
  • If I pause the updates when I get a 'WillSelectRow', it doesn't help
  • Most interestingly (but not a shippable solution) if I make a new cell each time rather than doing DequeueReusableCell, it works correctly.

I can't help thinking it's a stupid bug of my own making but can't find it. Any help would be most gratefully received!

By : vlad259


You could try a different approach as demonstrated on:

Basically, don't subclass UITableViewCell but instead subclass UIViewController as "MarketCellController". This custom controller maintains a standard UITableViewCell as well as your custom stuff and simply adds your custom stuff via AddSubview().

You create one new controller for each required cell and store them into a dictionary.

The trick: By assigning unique tags to the cells, you can retrieve the associated controller from the dictionary.

Quick example:

By : riha

This video can help you solving your question :)
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