Platformsios 9.0, requires ARC

The goal of this Pod is to provide a simple hamburger menu specifically made for UISplitViewController. The menu can decide if a new controller should be used on the master view. This controller does not instantiate a new view controller upon a user action if the current main controller is of the same type.

The example provided in the project explains how to use this controller.

FA_UISPlitViewController becomes the root view controller. You define in your Storyboard the segue to the two controllers:

  • The main controller showed by default (expected to be a UISplitViewController).
    • Segue identifier: loadMaster
  • The menu that will appear bove the main controller (can be any UIViewController).
    • Segue identifier: loadMenu

Main controller

The main controller can conform to the MillefeuilleMasterViewMinimalImplementation protocol and implement the following methods:

func selectionChangedInMenu(_ object: AnyObject?)

The FA_UISplitViewController notifies the main view controller that a selection was made on the menu. The object is something the menu can pass to the main controller. This can be useful to know what was clicked on in the menu to update your UI.

func detailIsDisplayingItem() -> Bool

This method is called by the UISplitViewController wants to know if it should collapse the secondary controller.

Menu controller

The menu controller should inherit from MillefeuilleMenuViewController which inherit from UIViewController. it adds a property to access the MillefeuilleViewController.


As the menu inherits from this controller, we can call the millefeuilleViewController.

self.millefeuille?.selectionWasMade(hide: true)

This is to indicate to the MillefeuilleMenuViewController that a selection was made.

Delegate methods

The menu should also conform to MillefeuilleLeftControllerSelectionProtocol, and implement the following methods:

func shouldPassObject() -> AnyObject?

Delegate method asking if the left controller wants to pass an object to the splitViewcontroller’s master controller

  • This method is called when the left controller called selectionWasMade:
    • Either immediately if there is no need to change the master’s controller type
    • After executing the cell’s segue, to give data to the newly created controller
func shouldPerformSegue() -> Bool

Delegate method asking the left controller if the current master controller is the right one or not, and

  • the MillefeuilleViewController should execute the segue to replace the masterViewController
func performSegue()

Method called to trigger segue in order to create the new view controller


Make sure to connect your menu and main controller on the storyboard with the correct segue names. FA_UISplitViewController will instantiate the controllers for you.

Opening the menu

The main controller can post a notification to open the menu Notification.Name(rawValue: "MILLEFEUILLE_SHOW_MENU_NOTIFICATION_NAME"), object: nil)

respond to user action

When the menu has a click action, it calls the selectionWasMade. The FA_UISplitViewController will call these methods in the following order:

  • shouldPerformSegue: Whether or not we need to perform a segue. The menu should know if there is a new for a new, different view controller.
    • performSegue: let the menu call the required segue.
  • shouldPassObject: Whether or not the menu wants to interact with the main controller by passing an object
    • selectionChangedInMenu: calls this method on the master
  • Hides the menu if the hide paramater is true.


This controller should be modified to support any UIViewcontroller of choice.

Latest podspec

    "name": "FA_UISplitViewController",
    "version": "0.2",
    "summary": "FA_UISplitViewController is a controller to manage and add an overlay menu above the UISplitView",
    "description": "This contoller let you add an overlay menu above the UISplitViewController.nThe menu can then decide whether or not we should create a new UISplitViewContainer based on the selection.nStoryboard friendly.",
    "homepage": "",
    "license": "MIT",
    "authors": {
        "Pierre Laurac": "[email protected]"
    "source": {
        "git": "",
        "tag": "v0.2"
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "9.0"
    "requires_arc": true,
    "source_files": "Pod/**/*"

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