UIBarButtonItem with Image

This code example demonstrates how to:

  • Create UIBarButtonItem programmatically
  • Create UIImage programmatically
  • Add image to UIBarButtonItem
  • Add target action to UIBarButtonItem to call a local function

import UIKit

class ViewController: UIViewController {
    
    override func viewDidLoad() {
        
        super.viewDidLoad()
        
        // Image needs to be added to project.
        let buttonIcon = UIImage(named: "left_side")
        
        let leftBarButton = UIBarButtonItem(title: "Edit", style: UIBarButtonItemStyle.done, target: self, action: #selector(ViewController.myLeftSideBarButtonItemTapped(_:)))
        leftBarButton.image = buttonIcon
        
        self.navigationItem.leftBarButtonItem = leftBarButton
        
    }
    
    
    func myLeftSideBarButtonItemTapped(_ sender:UIBarButtonItem!)
    {
        print("myLeftSideBarButtonItemTapped")
    }
    
    
    override func didReceiveMemoryWarning() {
        
        super.didReceiveMemoryWarning()
        
    }
    
}

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