Method for IOS to obtain the current viewcontroller


This article introduces IOS to obtain the current viewcontroller and share it with you. The details are as follows

By simply judging [uiviewcontroller class], it is wrong to determine that it is the desired controller:

if ([nextResponder isKindOfClass:[UIViewController class]]) {
    result = nextResponder;
}else {
    result = window.rootViewController;

Because: iskindofclass: determines whether an object is a member of a class or a member derived from that class.

According to the class diagram of IOS, there are several derived classes of uiviewcontroller class. What we need to distinguish is uitabbarcontroller and UINavigationController. We don’t want to get them.

1) Uitabbarcontroller holds multiple viewcontrollers through the attribute viewcontrollers;
2) The UINavigationController holds or removes the viewcontroller by pressing and exiting the stack;
3) There is no need to judge the uitableviewcontroller. It is a single viewcontroller, and it is more about creating tableviews by handwriting.

Provide a complete method:

+ (UIViewController *)getCurrentViewController {
  UIViewController *result = nil;
  UIWindow * window = [[UIApplication sharedApplication] keyWindow];
  //The default windowlevel of app is uiwindowlevelnormal. If not, find it
  if (window.windowLevel != UIWindowLevelNormal) {
    NSArray *windows = [[UIApplication sharedApplication] windows];
    for(UIWindow * tmpWin in windows) {
      if (tmpWin.windowLevel == UIWindowLevelNormal) {
        window = tmpWin;
  id nextResponder = nil;
  UIViewController *appRootVC = window.rootViewController;
  //1. Pop up VC through present. Approotvc.presentedviewcontroller is not nil
  if (appRootVC.presentedViewController) {
    nextResponder = appRootVC.presentedViewController;
    //2. Pop up VC through navigationcontroller
    NSLog(@"subviews == %@",[window subviews]);
    UIView *frontView = [[window subviews] objectAtIndex:0];
    nextResponder = [frontView nextResponder];
  if ([nextResponder isKindOfClass:[UITabBarController class]]){
    UITabBarController * tabbar = (UITabBarController *)nextResponder;
    UINavigationController * nav = (UINavigationController *)tabbar.viewControllers[tabbar.selectedIndex];
    //Or UINavigationController * NAV = tabbar.selectedviewcontroller;
    result = nav.childViewControllers.lastObject;
  }else if ([nextResponder isKindOfClass:[UINavigationController class]]){
    UIViewController * nav = (UIViewController *)nextResponder;
    result = nav.childViewControllers.lastObject;
    result = nextResponder;
  return result;

From the above code, you can derive the current tabbarcontroller and navigationcontroller, which may be used sometimes.

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