Create UIBarButtonItem Programmatically

In this Swift code example we will learn how to:

  • Create UIBarButtonItem programmatically
  • How to set right side bar button item(rightBarButtonItem)
  • How to set left side bar button item(leftBarButtonItem)
  • How to set target action on UIBarButtonItem to call custom function when button is tapped

import UIKit

class ViewController: UIViewController {
    
    override func viewDidLoad() {
        super.viewDidLoad()
        
        let rightBarButton = UIBarButtonItem(title: "Done", style: UIBarButtonItemStyle.plain, target: self, action: #selector(ViewController.myRightSideBarButtonItemTapped(_:)))
        self.navigationItem.rightBarButtonItem = rightBarButton
        
        
        let leftBarButton = UIBarButtonItem(title: "Edit", style: UIBarButtonItemStyle.done, target: self, action: #selector(ViewController.myLeftSideBarButtonItemTapped(_:)))
        self.navigationItem.leftBarButtonItem = leftBarButton
        
    }
    
    func myRightSideBarButtonItemTapped(_ sender:UIBarButtonItem!)
    {
        print("myRightSideBarButtonItemTapped")
    }
    
    func myLeftSideBarButtonItemTapped(_ sender:UIBarButtonItem!)
    {
        print("myLeftSideBarButtonItemTapped")
    }
    
    
    override func didReceiveMemoryWarning() {
        super.didReceiveMemoryWarning()
    }
    
}


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