Show Popover in iPhone or iPad without any third party library

Show Popover in iPhone-iPad

In this post, I’ll explain how to show pop-over on iPhone/iPad without using any third party library.

Step 1.

Open your project & make sure you’ve one class from where you would like to show the pop-over and another class for the pop-over.

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Step 2.

Open Storyboard & add a new view controller for pop-over & resize as per your need. Make sure you also apply the class name to view-controller.

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Step 3.

In your view-controller, add bar-button from where you can drag & drop segue to pop-over-controller.

Make sure you give the name to the segue.

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Step 4.

In your view-controller, you make sure to extend UIPopoverPresentationControllerDelegate

Step 5.

Put following delegate method in your-view-controller.

func adaptivePresentationStyle(for controller: UIPresentationController) 
    -> UIModalPresentationStyle {
    return UIModalPresentationStyle.none

Step 6.

Put following method in your-view-controller & identify segue.

override func prepare(for segue: UIStoryboardSegue, sender: Any?) {
    if segue.identifier == "from_home_to_popover" {
        if let vctr = segue.destination as? MyPopOverViewController {
            vctr.modalPresentationStyle = .popover
            vctr.popoverPresentationController?.delegate = self
            vctr.popoverPresentationController?.sourceView = self.view
            vctr.popoverPresentationController?.sourceRect = self.btn.frame

Step 7.

Put following code in your pop-over-controller under viewDidLoad.

override func viewDidLoad() {
    self.preferredContentSize = CGSize(width: 300, height: 300)

Step 8.

From some action, when you wish to dismiss pop-over, under your pop-over-controller put following code.

@IBAction func btnDoneTapped(btn: UIButton) {
    self.dismissViewControllerAnimated(true, completion: nil)

Example output is as follows.


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