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Create multilevel UITableview in swift without third party.


Today, We will implement multilevel UITableview (like display categories list) in swift 5 without any third party. The items can be expanded and collapsed by tapping them. We create a basic design you can implement according to your requirement.

In this section, we implement tableview inside a UItableViewcell and the cell will be n level depth. Click here for more details about UITableview. And also we will manage the height of tableviewcell

Here we have used a JSON file for the data source and a specific structure so that we can easily manage it.

Getting Started

Swift version: 5
iOS version: 13
Xcode: 11.3

Step 1: Create a project from Xcode.

File ▸ New ▸ Project…. Choose the iOS ▸ Application ▸ Single View App template and create a new project.

Step 2: Add a UITableview inside the view controller and create Outlet. Here I will use a custom tableview class that helps to manage the height of the cell.

Step 3: Create a UItableViewCell for the tableView.

Step 4: Now parse the data which we will use in tableview. We have used some specific format of json shown in below.

Create a class to parse the data.

Now add the Delegate and Datasource of the tableview.

Step 5: Now create a model class which handles tableview delegate and datasource. We will use a common class for both tableview.

And the same model will use in UITableView. UITableViewCell code attached below.

Step 6: Now run the app in the simulator or a real device.

I hope this code will help you better to understand multilevel UITableview. If you feel any doubt or query please comment below.

Thank you.

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  • Farras
    Hi, I can’t find any JSON class, there is only JSONEncoder and JSONDecoder. Do you create ‘JSON’ class yourself?
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