Custom uitableview cell in Swift

The aim of this post is to show how to build a Custom SWIFTed TableViewCell view cell. I have found several shallow examples with the default cell. But soon you will discover that will not fit a real sample project situation. I have found several difficulties from moving to Swift, that took me more time than I expected and that pushed me also to write this post.

The custom table view cell

I have just created a new Single View Project Application  in the default view controller  and added a new NSObject class that extends from uitableviewcell.

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The storyboard

I have added a table view controller and a tableview cell with an image view and a label.

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Now is time to setup the custom table view cell. Firstly the  new  class associated to the cell:

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And secondly set the cell identifier:

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The View Controller

Now it is time for connecting the storyboard with the source code. Lets start off with the main view controller:

import UIKit

class ViewController: UIViewController, UITableViewDataSource,UITableViewDelegate {
    @IBOutlet weak var tbvData: UITableView!
    var items: [String] = ["We dkfj ld flkasjlfasjlkfj  askfksj kj s sjkjf lasjlfsj lfjljl jlk lk", "Heart asan ,nas ,fn ,masn ,mfnas ,mfn m,sanf,m nnj  asn sa ,ansmfnamf ma nfmnamsdfnma,snfdman,dfmn am nfmnasmdnmsfn masnmf nsmfn mn fdm", "Swift msandmf,an ,mf nasmnf m asnm,fn asmnf kjasnfasnf,mna,mna ,fn ,fn ,mfn,mfan f,amnaf,m nfadm,fn m,fan ,mfan,adf"]
    var images: [String] = ["Pic1","Pic2","Pic3"]
    override func viewDidLoad() {
        // Do any additional setup after loading the view, typically from a nib.
    func setupUIControls(){
    override func didReceiveMemoryWarning() {
        // Dispose of any resources that can be recreated.
    //MARK - UITableViewDataSource
    func tableView(tableView: UITableView, numberOfRowsInSection section: Int) -> Int{
        return items.count;
    func tableView(tableView: UITableView, cellForRowAtIndexPath indexPath: NSIndexPath) -> UITableViewCell{
        let cell = tbvData.dequeueReusableCellWithIdentifier("CustomCellId", forIndexPath: indexPath) as! CustomTVC
        cell.configure(text:self.items[indexPath.row], image: self.images[indexPath.row])
        return cell
    //MARK - UITableViewDelegate    

I have mapped the tableview to tbvData, and added the minimum uitableview delegates. The table view is filled with 3 elements contained in two arrays (items and images).

The table view cell

In the custom cell I have added an image view and a label as an example. This is the code that  configures the cell:

import UIKit

public class CustomTVC: UITableViewCell {

    @IBOutlet weak var label: UILabel!
    @IBOutlet weak var img: UIImageView!
    public func configure(text text: String, image: String) {
        label?.text = text
        img?.image = UIImage(named: image)



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You can get also find the code here

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