Latest 0.8.3
License MIT
Platforms ios 8.0, requires ARC

Build Status
Carthage compatible
CocoaPods Compatible
Swift 4.0

A simple way to create a table view for settings, including:

  • Table view cells with UISwitch
  • Table view cells with center aligned text for tap actions
  • A section that provides mutually exclusive options
  • Actions performed when the row reacts to the user interaction
  • Customizable table view cell image, cell style and cell accessory type


Set up tableContents in viewDidLoad:

import QuickTableViewController

class ViewController: QuickTableViewController {

  override func viewDidLoad() {

    tableContents = [
      Section(title: "Switch", rows: [
        SwitchRow(title: "Setting 1", switchValue: true, action: { _ in }),
        SwitchRow(title: "Setting 2", switchValue: false, action: { _ in }),

      Section(title: "Tap Action", rows: [
        TapActionRow(title: "Tap action", action: { [weak self] in self?.showAlert($0) })

      Section(title: "Navigation", rows: [
        NavigationRow(title: "CellStyle.default", subtitle: .none, icon: Icon(image: UIImage(named: "globe"), highlightedImage: UIImage(named: "globe-highlighted"))),
        NavigationRow(title: "CellStyle", subtitle: .belowTitle(".subtitle"), icon: Icon(image: UIImage(named: "gear"))),
        NavigationRow(title: "CellStyle", subtitle: .rightAligned(".value1"), icon: Icon(imageName: "time"), action: { [weak self] in self?.showDetail($0) }),
        NavigationRow(title: "CellStyle", subtitle: .leftAligned(".value2"))

      RadioSection(title: "Radio Buttons", options: [
        OptionRow(title: "Option 1", isSelected: true, action: nil),
        OptionRow(title: "Option 2", isSelected: false, action: nil),
        OptionRow(title: "Option 3", isSelected: false, action: nil)
      ], footer: "See RadioSection for more details.")

  // MARK: - Actions

  private func showAlert(_ sender: Row) {
    // ...

  private func showDetail(_ sender: Row) {
    // ...



Subtitle Styles

NavigationRow(title: "UITableViewCellStyle.Default", subtitle: .none)
NavigationRow(title: "UITableViewCellStyle", subtitle: .belowTitle(".subtitle")
NavigationRow(title: "UITableViewCellStyle", subtitle: .rightAligned(".value1")
NavigationRow(title: "UITableViewCellStyle", subtitle: .leftAligned(".value2"))


  • Images in table view cells can be set by specifying the icon of each row.
  • The Icon struct carries info about images for both normal and highlighted states.
  • Table view cells in UITableViewCellStyle.value2 will not show the image view.
NavigationRow(title: "Cell with image", subtitle: .none, icon: Icon(imageName: "icon"))

Disclosure Indicator

  • A NavigationRow with an action will be displayed in a table view cell whose accessoryType is .disclosureIndicator.
  • The action will be invoked when the related table view cell is selected.
NavigationRow(title: "Navigation cell", subtitle: .None, action: { (sender: Row) in })


  • A SwitchRow is representing a table view cell with a UISwitch as its accessoryView.
  • The action will be invoked when the switch value changes.
  • The subtitle is disabled in SwitchRow.
SwitchRow(title: "Switch", switchValue: true, action: { (sender: Row) in }),


  • A TapActionRow is representing a button-like table view cell.
  • The action will be invoked when the related table view cell is selected.
  • Icon is disabled in TapActionRow.
TapActionRow(title: "Tap action", action: { (sender: Row) in })

OptionRow & RadioSection

  • An OptionRow is representing a selectable table view cell.
  • When the row isSelected, the table view cell shows .checkmark as its accessoryType.
  • The action will be invoked when the selection is toggled.
  • The subtitle is disabled in OptionRow.
OptionRow(title: "Option", isSelected: true, action: { (sender: Row) in })
  • OptionRow can be used with or without RadioSection, which guarantees that there’s only one option is selected.
  • RadioSection allows all options unselected by default. Setting alwaysSelectsOneOption to true will preserve one selected option.
  • selectedOption is available as the result of selection in RadioSection.



All rows must conform to Row and RowStyle. Addtional interface to work with specific types of rows are represented as different protocols:

  • Switchable
  • Tappable
  • OptionSelectable

Cell Classes

A customized table view cell type can be specified to rows during initialization.

// NavigationRow, using UITableViewCell if not specified.
NavigationRow<CustomCell>(title: "Navigation", subtitle: .none)

// SwitchRow, using SwitchCell if not specified.
SwitchRow<CustomSwitchCell>(title: "Switch", switchValue: true, action: { _ in })

// TapActionRow, using TapActionCell if not specified.
TapActionRow<CustomTapActionCell>(title: "Tap", action: { _ in })

// OptionRow, using UITableViewCell if not specified.
OptionRow<CustomOptionCell>(title: "Option", isSelected: true, action: { _ in })

Since the rows carry different cell types, they can be matched using either the concrete types or the related protocol:

let action: (Row) -> Void = {
  switch $0 {
  case let option as OptionRow<CustomOptionCell>:
    // only matches the option rows with a specific cell type
  case let option as OptionSelectable:
    // matches all option rows

Overwrite Default Configuration

Table view cell classes that conform to Configurable can implement additional configuration to set up the cell during tableView(_:cellForRowAt:):

protocol Configurable {
  func configure(with row: Row & RowStyle)

Other setups can also be added to each row using the customize closure:

protocol RowStyle {
  var customize: ((UITableViewCell, Row & RowStyle) -> Void)? { get }

You can also use register(_:forCellReuseIdentifier:) to specify custom cell types for the table view to use. See CustomizationViewController for the cell reuse identifiers of different rows.


As discussed in issue #12, UIAppearance customization works when the cell is dequeued from the storyboard. One way to work around this is to register nib objects to the table view. Check out AppearanceViewController for the setups.


When to use QuickTableViewController?

QuickTableViewController is good for presenting static table contents, where the sections and rows don’t need to change dynamically after viewDidLoad.

It’s possible to update the table contents by replacing a specific section or row. Using different styles on each row requires additional configuration as described in the Customization section.

When not to use it?

QuickTableViewController is not designed for inserting and deleting rows. It doesn’t handle table view reload animation either. If your table view needs to update dynamically, you might want to consider other solutions such as IGListKit.



QuickTableViewController iOS Xcode Swift
~> 0.1.0 8.0+ 6.4 Swift 1.2
~> 0.2.0 8.0+ 7.0 Swift 2.0
~> 0.3.0 8.0+ 7.3 Swift 2.2
~> 0.4.0 8.0+ 8.0 Swift 2.3
~> 0.5.0 8.0+ 8.0 Swift 3.0
~> 0.6.0 8.0+ 8.3 Swift 3.1
~> 0.7.0 8.0+ 9.0 Swift 3.2
~> 0.8.0 8.0+ 9.1 Swift 4.0


Use CocoaPods

Create a Podfile with the following specification and run pod install.

platform :ios, '8.0'

pod 'QuickTableViewController'

Use Carthage

Create a Cartfile with the following specification and run carthage update QuickTableViewController.
Follow the instructions to add the framework to your project.

github "bcylin/QuickTableViewController"

Use Git Submodule

git submodule add -b master [email protected]:bcylin/QuickTableViewController.git Dependencies/QuickTableViewController
  • Drag QuickTableViewController.xcodeproj to your app project as a subproject.
  • On your application target’s Build Phases settings tab, add QuickTableViewController-iOS to Target Dependencies.




QuickTableViewController is released under the MIT license.
See LICENSE for more details.
Image source: iconmonstr.

Latest podspec

    "name": "QuickTableViewController",
    "version": "0.8.3",
    "summary": "A simple way to create a UITableView for settings.",
    "screenshots": [
    "homepage": "",
    "license": {
        "type": "MIT",
        "file": "LICENSE"
    "authors": "bcylin",
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "8.0"
    "source": {
        "git": "",
        "tag": "v0.8.3"
    "source_files": "Source/**/*.swift",
    "requires_arc": true,
    "pushed_with_swift_version": "4.0.3"

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