iphone – NSNotifcation for UIMenuControllerWillShowMenuNotification – Education Career Blog

I am trying to listen for UIMenuController Notification in iphone sdk 3.0 .

But it seems that my notification can never get called. Here is my code:

    NSNotificationCenter defaultCenter addObserver:self selector:@selector(menuControllerWillShow:) name:UIMenuControllerWillShowMenuNotification object:nil;

and my method

- (void)menuControllerWillShow:(NSNotification *)notification {
   NSLog (@"Call here");

But it never prints out “Call here”, breakpoint never gets stop as well. Does anyone know how to solve this problem.

I know the approach of setMenuItems for iphone sdk 4.0 but I am working for sdk 3.0.

My original problem is that I am trying to catch the UIMenuController event to show a toolbar of buttons like: “Do A”, “Do B” for the text. If anybody knows any solution for this, I also appreciate


Well, several people also had your problem:




The last one is interesting. This issue that you have appears to be a bug in pre-4.0. I couldn’t find anything about whether there was a solution.

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